This article is about planted installations designed to capture and convey surface runoff through an engineered soil with subterranean infrastructure.
For node type systems, see Bioretention Cells.
Bioswales are the
Bioswales are an ideal technology for:
- Sites with long linear landscaped areas such as parking lots
The fundamental components of a bioretention cell are:
- Biomedia - an engineered soil mix
- Planting -
Additional components may include:
- Impermeable membrane to prevent infiltration to soils below
- Check dams
Incentives and Credits
City of Mississauga
The City of Mississauga has a stormwater management credit program which includes RWH as one of their recommended site strategies.
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