Tag: greywater

Directing Storm Water

Although swales are primarily a passive water harvesting tool that is implemented in dry climates, they can also be used to reduce flooding and erosion in wet climates.   Swales direct the flow of storm water, reducing how quickly it spreads and sinking it back into the soil.  They can also […]

Basins, Swales and Sunken Gardens

Swales and basins are man-made depressions in the earth that slow the flow of storm water runoff so that it infiltrates the soil..  Swales are sometimes combined with curb cuts that allow water to run off of a roadway into depressions that are dug and planted along a sidewalk or […]