Bio Retention Mix at Recycled Materials Facility

Bio Retention Mixes

Bioretention is a up-land water quality and water quantity control practice the uses the chemical, biological and physical properties of plants, microbes and soils for removal of pollutants from storm water runoff. Some of the processes that may take place in a bioretention facility include: sedimentation, adsorption, filtration, volatilization, ion exchange, decomposition, phytoremediation, bioremediation, and storage capacity. This same principle of utilizing biological systems has been widely used in the retention and the transformation of pollutants and nutrients found in agricultural and wastewater treatment practices.

Unlike various other practices that control only peak discharge, bioretention can be designed to mimic the pre-existing hydrologic conditions by treating the associated volumes of runoff. The bioretention technique has led to the creation of a new, holistic development philosophy known as Low Impact Development (LID). LID is an a method of integrating stormwater management into an overall site design.

Ritchie Mulch can create a custom blend to meet your job specifications.