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Bikeways and storm water management from Mass DOT's Separated Bike Lane Guide. Click image for link to full guide and visit the slowottawa.ca boards >> http://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa

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Innovation that Infiltrates: 21st Street Recognized for Pioneering Sustainability

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DECENTRALISED NATURAL WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

water harvest - Where to build Water retention landscapes? Reading the landscape... DECENTRALISED NATURAL WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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Stormwater filtration systems from the Philadelphia Water Department’s "Green City, Clean Waters" program. Click image for link to full profile and visit the slowottawa.ca boards >> https://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa/

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Stormwater filtration systems from the Philadelphia Water Department’s "Green City, Clean Waters" program. Click image for link to full profile and visit the slowottawa.ca boards >> https://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa/

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STORM WATER MANAGEMENT (Infiltration & Recharge) - Rain Garden - Designed to drain quickly, will use typical landscaping plants & soils. Multiple small rain gardens operate better than on large rain garden. Typically used in Residential areas

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This "low impact" solution for storm water management in parking lots is effective in directing storm water to the plant material but can become very costly with excessive concrete curbs and curb cuts. Photo from Light Imprint Handbook by DPZ Charlotte.

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Bioswale filters stormwater in Portland, OR. Click image for many more examples and visit the slowottawa.ca boards >> http://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa/

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At-a-glance overview of stormwater management from SVR Architects. Click to enlarge, and visit the Slow Ottawa 'Consume Less' board for more sustainable ideas.

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Bioswales filter stormwater in Portland, OR. Click image for many more examples and visit the Slow Ottawa 'Stormwater Solutions' board for more sustainable water management.

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Sustainable Living Ideas by Atlantis Water Management. Ok if this was me I would build a few barrels underground and store water in them or have a valve that can fill it back up when turned on.

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