Here at Greensulate we care deeply about the Chesapeake Bay. Two staff members, Jamison Hinder and Dylan Donahue, grew up in Maryland and have seen first hand the polluted runoff that gets flushed into the Bay with every major rainfall. They’ve also witnessed a staggering amount of suburban development over the last 25 years (storm water wasn’t really on the brain before they reached age 5). Because of this, we were all very excited to see these measures taken by Montgomery County to limit stormwater flow into the bay using Low Impact Development, and specifically, “bump outs”.
The article, linked below, also touches on ways to limit the flow from rooftops and other hardscapes. Being a green roofing company, we think the best way to do that is by installing more green roofs, and we hope Montgomery County will consider that in its efforts.
In addition to reducing the pollution in the Bay, these measures help to create jobs for local residents (as the article mentions). We all hear a lot about job creation these days, and it’s fairly obvious how vital it is to our country. All of these storm water reduction methods help to keep people employed, while helping to clean up our water ways, which we think is a win-win situation.