See chapter 8 of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2, 2nd Edition, for information on how to optimally place, design, and build curb cuts and curb cores with their mulched and vegetated basins.
We’ve found it is essential people have a clear understanding of what is expected of them, and their responsibilities when they install a street runoff-harvesting earthwork in the public right-of-way adjoining their property. So we use the maintenance agreement linked below, and submit it with the permit we file with the City.
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People get comfortable with, and inspired by, new ideas (such as water harvesting) when they experience working examples first hand. Your home site can present such an opportunity. Though a truly public site can maximize potential exposure, while sustaining privacy for yourself. Help turn a problem into a solution, and the idea can really take off.
Passive SystemsStormwater & Street Runoff Harvesting