MSD Bioretention Archives - Bluegrass

Stormwater runoff is serious business.  Rain can wash trash and other contaminants into the sewer systems and waterways, polluting them. If your property has parking lots and structures, the St. Louis Sewer district mandates that you follow best management practices to filter and infiltrate stormwater runoff, mitigating the damage to the environment.   Bioretention areas … Continued


To ensure your bio retention areas are being maintained properly, annual reports for bio retention and bio detention areas are required to be submitted to MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District) for all commercial and residential homeowner association maintained facilities. These are to be done throughout the year to make sure they are working correctly. … Continued


In previous posts, we’ve talked about what a bioretention is, how they work and why they’re important. But just like everything else in life, they need to be maintained in order to be able to serve their purpose and function properly. Every bioretention site that has been approved by Metropolitan Sewer District will have a Maintenance … Continued


  A bioretention is flexible by design with a plethora of opportunities for the designer to get creative. The stormwater best management practices (BMP) can be achieved in several different ways and located in many different greenscape areas on a property. Therefore, there is a process of planning to consider in the bioretention plant selection … Continued


Urban areas are one of the most ideal places for better stormwater management practices. Loaded with impervious surfaces, such as parking lots, median strips, islands and more, commercial landscapes become a highway for deposited pollutants to runoff the lot bombarding surrounding soils with contaminates. These contaminates – such as heavy metals, oils, sediment, and even … Continued


Written by: Shonda Lucks In a previous blog, “What is Bioretention?“,  we briefly discussed Storm-water Management/MSD Bioretention Basins  and other Storm-water BMP’s (Best Management Practices) which applies to both the metropolitan and urban areas. The Process Of Bioretention Bioretention is the process which removes pollutants from the storm water runoff through physical, biological and chemical treatment processes. This not only helps … Continued


Written by: Shonda Lucks Storm-water Management – MSD Bioretention Basins The Problem Governments studies have shown that up to 70% of pollution in aquifers, rivers, lakes and coastal areas is carried there by storm-water runoff coming from rooftops, roads, driveways, sidewalks and mowed lawns. These impervious surfaces have taken the place of soil that readily … Continued