www.ThinkGWI.com<br />Tom.Barrett@ThinkGWI.com<br />LinkedIn -  Tom Barrett<br />FaceBook - Tom Barrett<br />Twitter-  @To...
Sustainable Sites  for StormwaterManagment<br />New Tools for Sustainable Site Development<br />by<br />Tom Barrett<br />G...
The GREENEconomy<br />
Low Impact Site Development<br />
Planting Trees<br />
Pesticide Issues<br />Atrazine, Nitrogen, Phosphorous<br />
How Much Rain Falls in Chicago?<br />January - 1.86"<br />February - 1.58"<br />March-   2.59"<br />April-   3.28"<br />Ma...
How Much Water Falls in Chicago?<br />2,500 sq. ft. Roof<br />January -    2,727 gallons<br />February -    2,540<br />Mar...
How Much Water Falls in Chicago?<br />¼ Acre Residential Property<br />January -    11,880 gallons<br />February -    11,0...
How Much Water Falls in Chicago?<br />3 Acre Commercial Property<br />January -    142,560 gallons<br />February -    132,...
How Much Water Falls in Chicago?<br />City Block (660’ x 660’ – 10 acres)<br />January -    475,195 gallons<br />February ...
Untapped Reservoir<br />Untapped Reservoir<br />Untapped Reservoir<br />Untapped Reservoir<br />Untapped Reservoir<br />
Stormwater Mitigation<br />Collection runoff near the source<br />Slow it down<br />Soak it in<br />Filter it <br />Apply ...
Rain Gardens<br />SizeA Rain Garden usually five to ten percent of the impervious surface area.<br />LocationRain gardens ...
Rain Garden<br />
Porous Paving<br />
Porous Paving	<br />
Green Roofs<br />Phipps Conservatory - Pittsbrgh<br />
Green Roofs<br />
Green Roofs<br />Aqualand, St. Charles, Illinois<br />
Green Roofs<br />
Rainwater Harvesting<br />
Rainwater Harvesting<br />
Rainwater Harvesting<br />
Wastewater <br />
Sustainable Landscapes<br />New Tools for Sustainable Site Development<br />by<br />Tom Barrett<br />Green Water Infrastru...
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.<br ...
In nature there is no good or bad;<br />there are only consequences.<br />- Anonymous<br />
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Stormwater is the largest source of water pollution in the US. Combining green infrastructure with existing gray infrastructure creates sustainable solutions in the most economical fashion. Nature knows best. This presentation provides natural solutions to America's greatest pollution issue.

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  2. 2. www.ThinkGWI.com<br />Tom.Barrett@ThinkGWI.com<br />LinkedIn - Tom Barrett<br />FaceBook - Tom Barrett<br />Twitter- @TomBarrett_GWI<br />
  3. 3. Sustainable Sites for StormwaterManagment<br />New Tools for Sustainable Site Development<br />by<br />Tom Barrett<br />Green Water Infrastructure, Inc.<br />Copyright © 2010 by Tom Barrett<br />
  4. 4. The GREENEconomy<br />
  5. 5. Low Impact Site Development<br />
  6. 6. Planting Trees<br />
  7. 7. Pesticide Issues<br />Atrazine, Nitrogen, Phosphorous<br />
  8. 8. How Much Rain Falls in Chicago?<br />January - 1.86"<br />February - 1.58"<br />March-   2.59"<br />April-   3.28"<br />May-   3.75"<br />June-  4.08"<br />July -   3.39"<br />August -   3.38"<br />September -   2.91" <br />October -   2.65"<br />November -  2.09"<br />December -  1.88"<br />Total33.44"<br />Image of Rain Falling<br />
  9. 9. How Much Water Falls in Chicago?<br />2,500 sq. ft. Roof<br />January -    2,727 gallons<br />February -    2,540<br />March-    4,130<br />April-    5,735<br />May-    5,268<br />June-    5,657<br />July -    5,470<br />August -    7,200<br />September-    5,096 <br />October -    4,223<br />November -    4,691<br />December -    3,787<br />Total     56,525<br />Image of Rain Falling<br />
  10. 10. How Much Water Falls in Chicago?<br />¼ Acre Residential Property<br />January -    11,880 gallons<br />February -    11,065<br />March-    17,990<br />April-    24,982<br />May-    22,945<br />June-    24,642<br />July -    23,828<br />August -    31,363<br />September -    22,199 <br />October -    18,397<br />November -    20,434<br />December -    16,496<br />Total     246,221<br />Image of Rain Falling<br />
  11. 11. How Much Water Falls in Chicago?<br />3 Acre Commercial Property<br />January -    142,560 gallons<br />February -    132,784<br />March-    215,876<br />April-    299,783<br />May-    275,344<br />June-    295,710<br />July -    285,934<br />August -    376,358<br />September -    266,383 <br />October -    220,764<br />November -    245,203<br />December -    197,954<br />Total   2,954,654<br />Image of Rain Falling<br />
  12. 12. How Much Water Falls in Chicago?<br />City Block (660’ x 660’ – 10 acres)<br />January -    475,195 gallons<br />February -    442,610<br />March-    719,581<br />April-    999,267<br />May-    917,805<br />June-    985,690<br />July -    953,105<br />August - 1,254,515<br />September -    887,936 <br />October -    735,873<br />November -    817,335<br />December -    659,842<br />Total   9,848,756<br />
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  14. 14. Untapped Reservoir<br />Untapped Reservoir<br />Untapped Reservoir<br />Untapped Reservoir<br />Untapped Reservoir<br />
  15. 15. Stormwater Mitigation<br />Collection runoff near the source<br />Slow it down<br />Soak it in<br />Filter it <br />Apply it to the landscape<br />Create habitats<br />
  16. 16. Rain Gardens<br />SizeA Rain Garden usually five to ten percent of the impervious surface area.<br />LocationRain gardens are often located at the end of a roof or drain spout.<br />SoilA tpical mix is 65% sand, 15% top soil, 25% organic matter.<br />Plant ChoicesChoose plants based on the need for light and soil type.<br />DepthA typical Rain Garden is between four to eight inches deep.<br />
  17. 17. Rain Garden<br />
  18. 18. Porous Paving<br />
  19. 19. Porous Paving <br />
  20. 20. Green Roofs<br />Phipps Conservatory - Pittsbrgh<br />
  21. 21. Green Roofs<br />
  22. 22. Green Roofs<br />Aqualand, St. Charles, Illinois<br />
  23. 23. Green Roofs<br />
  24. 24. Rainwater Harvesting<br />
  25. 25. Rainwater Harvesting<br />
  26. 26. Rainwater Harvesting<br />
  27. 27. Wastewater <br />
  28. 28. Sustainable Landscapes<br />New Tools for Sustainable Site Development<br />by<br />Tom Barrett<br />Green Water Infrastructure, Inc.<br />Copyright © 2010 by Tom Barrett<br />
  29. 29. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.<br />- Charles Darwin<br />
  30. 30. In nature there is no good or bad;<br />there are only consequences.<br />- Anonymous<br />
  31. 31. Just Do It<br />
  32. 32. Green • Water • Infrastructure<br />Green • Water • Infrastructure<br />Green • Water • Infrastructure<br />Green • Water • Infrastructure<br />Green • Water • Infrastructure<br />
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