Most people don’t give stormwater a second thought, but we here at Cobro Concrete understand it plays an important role in the environment and the world’s water quality. As cities and towns have developed rapidly, it has never been more important to create clean, healthy waters free from pollutants and debris.

What are Concrete Stormwater Channels?

Concrete stormwater channels are integral for transporting the flow of rain and other water from one destination to another and can prevent contaminated water and land erosion. It works by banishing contaminants and pollutants from stormwater before it enters a large body of water, such as a lake, river, or ocean. Continue reading to learn how concrete stormwater channels improve water quality and minimize pollution.

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Pollutant Filtering

An increase in impervious surfaces has resulted in stormwater runoff becoming a major contributor to water pollution, as it is more likely to pick up pollutants when traveling from one location to the next. Possible pollutants include:

  • Soil
  • Fertilizer
  • Oil
  • Animal Waste
  • Grease
  • Chemicals
  • Trash

Unfortunately, the above pollutants can destroy the environment and impact marine life. For instance, trash and other forms of debris could seriously injure or kill marine life, and animal waste, fertilizer, leaves, and grass clippings can increase the production of algae in large bodies of water. Also, if runoff contains oil, chemicals, or metals, it could cause fish or various wildlife to become ill or pass away.

Thankfully, stormwater channels will slow down runoff and allow it to soak into the pervious surface to help it carry fewer pollutants and improve water quality. Therefore, it is an effective method for protecting the environment and its marine life.

Why Concrete Stormwater Channels are Important

Concrete stormwater channels are more important than ever before. The growth of modern cities has resulted in areas covered in impervious surfaces, which are a genuine threat to water quality and wildlife. As a result, stormwater runoff could travel at speed into streams, lakes, rivers, and oceans, destroying the environment and contributing to climate change, which is on the brink of becoming irreversible.

Concrete stormwater channels are a form of permeable pavement that will slow down, treat, and infiltrate runoff before it makes it to a large body of water. Also, it should be combined with public education and greener infrastructure to help create a safer environment for communities and the planet.

Contact Cobro for Concrete Stormwater Channels

At Cobro, we understand how fundamental concrete stormwater channels are to the environment and marine life. Also, it will send water downstream to reduce the risk of flooding in towns and cities, creating a safer environment for everyone.

If you are ready to introduce concrete stormwater channels in the near or distant future, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team. We guarantee every product we provide is steam-cured via a fully automated, oil-fired boiler for optimum strength and reliability.

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