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Out of sight, never out of mind

Out of sight, never out of mind

Bioretention basins help keep water quality high for endangered species

Bioretention basins come in all shapes and sizes. Some can look like a mere swale in the landscape and others can be highly-landscaped and decorative components of a city’s infrastructure. Whatever the outward appearance each bioretention project might be, the engineered water filtering functionality predominantly takes place below ground and out of sight.

“Cities across the country began implementing stormwater treatment practices or green stormwater infrastructure back in the early 1990s to help protect the water quality of streams and rivers flowing through communities,” explained Mark Enders, the City of New Braunfels Watershed Program Manager.

Read more from the November issue of the EAHCP Steward here.