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Stormwater Abatement


Residential & Commercial

Stormwater runoff is a major concern for homeowners that can cause runoff past the property line. For example, not all runoff can be attributed to a specific site or location when it is located in a mixed residential/commercial zone.

For many property owners, this can be frustrating when trying to maintain regulatory compliance with their local, state, and federal environmental agencies. Therefore, it is crucial to have a well-designed abatement plan.

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Stormwater Abatement

What is Stormwater Runoff?

Runoff of water beyond a property line results from rain events and storms that cause water to "runoff" roofing, gutters, and other sources. The runoff can flow into local ponds and sewers and traverse into local rivers and streams or groundwater through the soil.

Runoff may also occur as a result of spent water from various processes such as laundry rinse water that flows outward to sewers and into retention basins.

Should a rain event exceed normal rainfall levels, these retention basins overflow into local streets, then into sewers or weirs intended to prevent flooding.

How Can I Prevent/reduce Runoff?

To ensure runoff inspections are comprehensive, our team members can perform a full inspection of your property. Property owners should also ensure their runoff abatement plan meets local, state, and federal compliance regulations.

In residential areas where new and existing homes are built the inspection includes:

  • Sump lines
  • Downspouts
  • Outflow sources like garden irrigation systems
  • Outdoor drains
  • Swimming pool and hot tub water that has an outflow to the soil or other source
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Plumbers Counter Runoff Problems

The best way to counter runoff problems is to rely on our licensed professional plumbing services to formulate a prevention plan.

Some of these problems may be resolved easily by simply rerouting runoff so it flows to a sewer system that traverses to the main sewerage treatment plant.

Our services at Robert Bair Plumbing Heating and Air can test runoff water to ensure the source is residential and not industrial or commercial. Testing determines the pH level and other particulate occurring in stormwater runoff.

For more details or to set up an appointment for service, contact us by using our online form or call us today at (630) 964-1700.