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Culverts Permeable Surfaces
Swales Non-Permeable Surfaces
Downspouts Connected Semi-Permeable Surfaces
Downspouts Disconnected Flooded Areas
Rain Gutters Pollution
Drains Rain Barrels
French Drains Permeable Paving
  Rain Gardens

 

Culverts


Photo: M. Ginder
Culvert


Photo: M. Ginder
Parking lot draining to ditch


Photo: M. Ginder
A culvert draining runoff

Swales


Photo: M. Ginder
Residential swale and disconnected downspout. This design removes roof runoff away from the building foundation and basement. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
Residential swale and disconnected downspout. This design removes roof runoff away from the building foundation and basement. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
Swale and ditch capturing road and parking lot runoff.

Downspouts Connected


Photo: M. Ginder
Connected downspout that empties to storm sewer. (Toronto)


 

Downspouts Disconnected


Photo: M. Ginder


Photo: M. Ginder
Downspout disconnected draining close to foundation. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
Downspout disconnected draining to parking lot and creating flooding in low area. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
Disconnect downspout (Toronto)


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Rain Gutters


Photo: M. Ginder
Residential guttering. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
Residential guttering and downspouts. (Toronto)


Drains


Photo: M. Ginder


Photo: M. Ginder

 

French Drains


Photo: M. Ginder
Disconnected downspout that empties to a french drain. Under the gravel surface is a 2 feet deep hole, filled with gravel, allowing rainwater water to collect and infiltrate. (Toronto)


 

Flooded Areas


Photo: M. Ginder
Shows a storm drain blocked during the spring melt.


Photo: M. Ginder


Photo: M. Ginder

Pollution


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Snow and ice containing many types of pollution (school parking lot residue) draining directly to the storm sewer. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
This picture shows cigarette butt litter collecting on the roads, sidewalks and gutter.Where it flows to the stormwater drains - and can make their way, untreated, to the environment.


Photo: M. Ginder
This picture shows stormwater drain receiving oily water.


Photo: M. Ginder
This picture shows cigarette butt litter collecting over winter and being released to the roads, sidewalks and gutter. Where it flows to the stormwater drains - and can make its way, untreated, to the environment.


Photo: M. Ginder
Oily residue from the road, captured in the runoff and flowing down the storm water drain. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
This shows the types of litter that collects during the winter and then is released during the spring thaw and then drains to the environment.


Photo: M. Ginder
This picture shows particulate residue that collects on the roads during the winter.


Photo: M. Ginder


Permeable Surfaces


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Lawn, grass or turf. A permeable surface (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
Lawn and trees. A permeable surface. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
Permeable mulch.


Photo: D. Holland


Photo: D. Holland
Grass playing surface. Permeable.


Photo: D. Holland
Baseball diamond - Permeable surface.

Non-Permeable Surfaces


Photo: M. Ginder
Road, sidewalk and curb. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
School parking lot storm sewer drain. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
School parking lot storm sewer drain. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
School paved area forming a drainage catchment. (Toronto)


 

Semi-Permeable Surfaces


Photo: M. Ginder
Mulch provides a permeable surface.
(Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
Pebbles or riverstone provides a permeable surface allowing water to infiltrate to the tree root zone helping to conserve water in times of drought.
(Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
A naturalized area provides a permeable surface allowing water to infiltrate to the tree root zone helping to conserve water in times of drought.
(Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
Gravel provides a permeable surface allowing water to infiltrate and eliminating runoff.


 

Rain Barrels


Photo: M. Ginder
Downspout disconnect to a rain barrel. Note way the rain barrel is elevated to gravity fed water to be reused in the garden.



Permeable Paving


Photo: M. Ginder
Sidewalk semi-permeable paving stones. (Toronto)


Photo: M. Ginder
Sidewalk semi-permeable paving stones. (Toronto)


Rain Gardens


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