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Directing pavement runoff to boost pavement-side life, while increasing available rainfall multifold…

This basin is unique in that it has no concrete curb, which reduces costs and materials consumed.
Though there are concrete wheel stops to keep vehicles from driving into the basin.
Blue arrows denote water flow.
Red lines denote how much the basin could’ve been expanded to harvest more water, better aerate the tree’s roots, and reduce the use and cost of asphalt.
Tucson, Arizona.
Photo: Brad Lancaster

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This is THE book to start with, giving you the integrated overview of how to make the most of all your free, on-site waters.

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Volume 2

Lots of great strategies for many different contexts, along with the step-by-step instructions for implementation.

Be sure to read:

Chapter 9 on Diversion Swales (think diversion speed humps and daylighting previously paved waterways in the paved context).

Chapter 8 on Reducing Hardscape, Harvesting Its Runoff, and Creating Permeable Paving

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Passive SystemsStormwater & Street Runoff Harvesting