Did you know?

Did you know that because of impervious surfaces like pavement and rooftops, a typical city block generates more than 5 times more runoff than a woodland area of the same size? Urbanization increases the variety and amount of pollutants carried into streams, rivers, and lakes like oil and grease. It becomes critical to design alternative solutions to reduce diffuse water pollution from runoff and to manage the volume of runoff from new development by using techniques that protect the natural water cycles, preserve natural areas therefore enhancing biodiversity as there is clearly a lack of wildlife in urban areas as well as improving urban quality of life.

Water can thus be seen as an asset for cities instead of being considered as an expensive nuisance leading to flood risks or saturation of the underground sewerage infrastructure.

Designing TenCate GeoClean® aquatextile solutions promotes the use of alternative water management solution in urban and suburban areas as hydrocarbon pollution is retained immediately where the rain falls. This encourages municipalities and governmental bodies to design more permeable urban streets.