This article is about planted installations designed to capture surface runoff through an engineered soil with subterranean infrastructure.
For simpler, residential systems, see Rain Gardens.
For linear systems, which convey flow, but are otherwise similar see Bioswales.
Bioretention cells are the
Bioretention cells are an ideal technology for:
- People who want bioretention
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
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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