“Blame it on the Rain” – Milli Vanilli
Well, not really. I just wanted to quote them! Policy is a difficult thing. Until every land owner is charged by the city for the real cost of thier stormwater impacts from a pre development hydrology, there will be uncecesary systems put ini place.
The cool thing about rain gardens is that for unnecesary infrastructure, they look pretty cool. And up there, the vast majority provide legitimate detention/retention services. As I have recently moved home to Hawaii and we have a more NW type of rainfall pattern, I am looking forward to designing some beautiful systems.
Michelle, thanks for passing the link to us.