As it turns out, storm water runoff is not our friend and is a major cause of pollution in our rivers and oceans. We have been taking steps in the right direction to prevent this water that is contaminated with bacteria, heavy metals and trash from being dumped directly into the river. A good example is disconnecting our downspouts. One of the next big steps is bioswales.
I watched this little video about how bioswales are able to sift out a large portion of the impurities which not only keeps our waters cleaner but saves the lives of fish and other sea life.
Evidently, Portland is ahead of the curve on this – good for us!!!