box filters can be used to meet all of your stormwater management goals,
meet regulatory requirements for new development, protect and restore
streams, control combined sewer overflows, retrofit existing urban areas and
protect reservoir watersheds.
By emphasizing natural
processes and micro-scale management practices, tree box filters are often less
costly than conventional stormwater controls.
Working at a small scale allows volume and water quality control to be
tailored to specific site characteristics. Pollutants vary across land
uses and from site to site, therefore the ability to customize stormwater management
techniques using tree box filters is a considerable advantage over
conventional management methods.
Tree box filters
provide the added value of aesthetics while making
efficient us of available land for stormwater management. Typical
landscape plants (shrubs, ornamental grasses, trees and flowers) are
used as an integral part of the filtration system.
They can fit into any landscape scheme thereby increasing the quality of
life in urban areas by adding beauty, habitat value, and reducing urban
heat island effects.