The Preserve at Edgewood Golf Course
More InformationShow full item record
Stormwater is expelled from the urban environment and treated as a greater product of waste. Excess watershed is rushed from the vast grey landscape we’ve built of impervious surfaces and below the surface through hundreds of miles of outdated storm sewer waterways into the nearest natural water source, carrying with it pollutants and hazardous materials that contaminate the very source that our communities rely on. An increase of rainfall introduced from the surfaces of our metropolitan municipalities to these natural waterways become too much to contain and damaging events of flooding occur to surrounding areas. Consequently, during times of little rainfall, that same municipalities bleed the same waterways dry due to the consistent water demands of the communities regardless of annual precipitation. Millions of dollars are spent on large scale engineering projects meant to neutralize the self-inflicted impacts imposed on our natural resources. This project is a study on how to find a solution that better utilizes the natural water cycle to capture excess stormwater and improve the ecological quality of our resources.