July 3, 2017
Swales are the rectangular grassy areas between the sections of our parking lot.
- They are designed to capture the rain that flows off the pavement.
- During heavy downpours, water is slowed, minimizing the risk of flooding.
- Swales increase water infiltration, filter pollution, and increase ground water.
- Less rainwater runoff means a cleaner and healthier Chesapeake Bay.