Stormwater runoff is generated from excessive irrigation, rainfall, or snowmelt that flows over land or impervious surfaces and does not infiltrate into the ground. As the runoff flows over land and impervious surfaces, it can accumulate debris, chemicals, sediment, and other pollutants that can negatively affect water quality if runoff is left untreated.

Stormwater runoff is a problem because of increased volume and rate of runoff from impervious surfaces, such as parking lots and other paved areas, and concentration of pollutants in the runoff. High volumes of polluted runoff can cause changes in hydrology and water quality such as habitat modification and loss, increased flooding, decreased aquatic biological diversity, and increased sedimentation and erosion.

Sports and recreational areas can contaminate stormwater runoff with pesticides, sediment, fertilizer, and other pollutants. A simple change in behavior and maintenance practices can result in reduced inputs, cost savings, and cleaner, safer waterways. Knowing your site and noticing where property runoff is directed and where drain inlets go can help you develop specific best management practices applicable to your facility.

Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Sports and Recreational Facilities

The primary method to control stormwater discharges is the use of best management practices. It is more cost effective and environmentally sound to put management practices in place before aquatic systems are affected. Restoring a polluted water body is much more difficult and expensive than utilizing best management practices from the start. Reducing stormwater pollution can be achieved by implementing various management systems such as using ZeoFill for your infill on synthetic turf.

ZeoFill is a natural absorbent which will help with removing any toxins out of storm water and hold it permanently in its molecular structure.
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