How can a residential homeowner implement sustainable design practices such as rain gardens, permeable pavers and green roofs to help manage storm water and prevent flooding and runoff?

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Issue Date
2018-12
Authors
De Jesus, Arthur
Publisher
Department of Urban Horticulture and Design of the State University of New York, Farmingdale State College
Keywords
best management practices , flooding , green infrastructure , green roof , permeable pavers , Long Island , rainfall runoff , rain gardens , residential home , runoff , stormwater management , suburban , sustainable design practices , water harvesting , HORT 474
Abstract
This research explores how a common homeowner can implement different sustainable methods to help improve stormwater runoff on a residential suburban property. Rain gardens, green roofs and permeable pavers are all methods that help reduce flooding and help with surface runoff. By replacing concrete driveways with permeable pavers and by adding rain gardens and a green roof to a property, stormwater will be filtered and absorbed, reducing the runoff significantly. Implementing these methods will show homeowners that there are more effective ways to manage stormwater rather than a catch basin, drain, or well. The site is located on Long Island, New York.
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A Design Capstone submitted to the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design of the State University of New York, Farmingdale State College. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor’s of Technology In Landscape Development, December 2018 Long Island, NY. Advised by Professor Stevie Famulari. Course: HORT 474- Capstone.
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