The people in these photos may look like they are doing a landscaping project, but there is much more to it than that. They are volunteers in a Watershed Management Group project that aims to improve urban water quality…
The focus of the project is on reducing non-point source (NPS) pollutants like pet waste, auto oil, yard fertilizers and sediment, which are often carried by stormwater into urban washes. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for reducing urban NPS pollution include bioretention basins, berms, vegetated buffer strips, mulch and curb cuts.
This past Saturday, our job was to finish building some bioretention basins before more rain moves into Tucson for Christmas week. Curb-cutting still needs to be done so that the basins can capture storm runoff from the street. This will help reduce flooding in this neighborhood, which is located directly south of the University of Arizona.
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