Green infrastructure is a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to traditional piped drainage and water treatment systems that were designed to haul stormwater away from urban environments. As stormwater flows over land, it picks up litter, bacteria, chemicals, sand and other debris and carries these pollutants into our lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, wetlands and oceans. Most stormwater drains flow directly into the nearest body of water, usually with little or no treatment. Higher stormwater runoff flows can also result in erosion and flooding which in turn will damage the local ecosystem, property and infrastructure. Green infrastructure is a low-impact solution to manage the quality and quantity of stormwater at its source while also delivering environmental, social and economic benefits.
Anyone from homeowners to municipalities, from contractors to engineers, and even landscapers utilize Green Infrastructure. By implementing Green Infrastructure elements at your home, place of business or on your next project, you can help keep our water ways clean for wildlife habitat, recreation, navigation and consumption.
Kurtz Bros., Inc. employs highly respected stormwater experts who have years of experience dealing with stormwater related projects. Our expert staff has attended and has been certified at numerous stormwater and Green Infrastructure related courses, classes and seminars over the years. Some of the certifications achieved have included:
For more information on our Green Infrastructure contact Joshua Hayden at 216.986.7000.