Water Management

Design Criteria for Flood Resilience

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 | 0 comments

 

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Connecting the Drops with Rainwater Harvesting

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 | 0 comments

From the “Focus on Sustainability” webinar series by the Ecological Landscape Alliance:

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Bioswales – Design and Plant Selection

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 | 0 comments

Bioswales – Design and Plant Selection

This post is in response to Rachel’s questions about a bioswale for a winery. The challenges for her project include high acidity and a short period of time with a high input of material into the bioswale. Plant selection is important, but so is calculating how much sediment the bioswale can handle and still function properly. There are many resources that provide simple overviews on wetland systems (bioswales, rain gardens, retention ponds) designed to treat waste water, but few go into design detail or provide thorough plant selection information. Below are a few resources I found...

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Water Bar and Dry Sink

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Trail drainage using logs to for a water bar that will drain into a two foot deep dry well. Dry Well and Water Bar Construction Completed Dry Well – Anna F. & Amy N, Garden in the Woods, Framingham,...

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Self-watering Espalier

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Using the downhill topography, this swale allows for backyard drainage to water the espaliered fruit trees under the gravel path. Unused Sideyard Drainage Trial Drainage Trial Path Over...

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