No flood is ever really welcome, especially if it takes casualties in the form of damaged properties, or worse, lost lives. However, it has become more and more of a regular occurrence in recent times, even in dry states like California, no thanks to the dire changes in the climates of different regions around the globe. In fact, even the most arid regions of the country are warned about the possibility that they may start experiencing rain more frequently.

For example, in their article for, published earlier this year, Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives discuss the biggest rainstorm that struck Los Angeles in the last two years. They described how the flooding caused fear of mudslides among the residents living at the face and foothill of Mount Saint Gabriel.

Destroying Your Home

While heavy rain caused by a storm sounds unpleasant, those who have knowledge about likely stormwater solutions actually find such natural occurrences helpful and even advantageous. Solutions like a stormwater chamber allow them to harness all that water for future use. A stormwater chamber is a container strategically placed underground or at an area with low elevation that collects surface runoff, preventing it from ravaging low-lying lands.

Before the runoff even gets into the chamber, it passes through a filtration system to allow only clean water to be stored. In the future, should supply of water run out, the collected runoff can be used for various applications, including plant watering, car washing, and even drinking, depending on the type of filtration and treatment system used.

Stormwater chambers can be installed both for large-scale and small-scale use. It can be installed in a residential property where detained water can be used for washing the car and watering the lawn during summer. With such large containers—and if all households will have them installed in their yard—flooding and its accompanying damage will be minimized. They can help municipal drainage systems along with other stormwater and water conveyance solutions used by the government.

Choosing a stormwater chamber to be installed in a property, however, can be tricky. There are standards to be considered to ensure that the installation is secure so that the collected water can be safely used in the future. For more on the best options, you ought to talk to companies like HydroLogic Solutions for small and large-scale stormwater management solutions.

(Source: Huge California storm wallops water-starved state; more to come,