By Craig Schill
Controlling the amount of pollutants and chemicals entering the water table is an important job for not only business owners, but also for anyone who owns property. Parking lots, roofs, and sloped or bare soil all contribute to runoff into nearby streams during a rain event and thus must be engineered properly to allow more rainwater to enter the soil rather than run over the surface. Improper construction of certain structures does not allow water to enter the soil where pollutants can be pulled from the rainwater. Although runoff cannot be prevented, it can be managed to avoid one of our most precious resources becoming polluted beyond repair.
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