Preserving our Drinking Water Supply


When utilizing PICPs or SRW enclosures as infiltration galleries to recharge the local groundwater, there are a number of factors that can come into play. The experts at Belgard can help you determine the best PICP system design, or retaining wall configuration, to optimize the design based on local soil conditions, the slope of the terrain, and storage requirements.

Controlling Water Runoff Volumes


The overall goal is to mimic, if not improve upon, a site's predevelopment hydrology by controlling runoff volumes. Whether the strategy is to maximize stormwater infiltration, temporarily store stormwater for controlled discharge, or harvest water for reuse purposes, Belgard can help you design a system to achieve your goals and find a stormwater runoff solution that’s right for you.

Controlling Peak Discharge Rates


When utilizing PICPs or SRW enclosures as infiltration galleries to recharge the local groundwater, there are a number of factors that can come into play. The experts at Belgard can help you determine the best PICP system design, or retaining wall configuration, to optimize the design based on local soil conditions, the slope of the terrain, and storage requirements.

Preventing Downstream Impacts


The experts at Belgard can work with your design team to minimize the downstream hydrological impacts of a commercial development through the use of PICPs to remove pollutants, retaining walls to stabilize soil and control erosion, and underground storage options to reduce the thermal impact on receiving waters and aquatic life.

Stormwater Quality


Belgard can help you determine how to use SRWs to stabilize slopes and minimize, if not eliminate, erosion that detrimentally impacts stormwater quality. In addition, PICPs are recognized by the U.S. EPA to improve water quality by effectively reducing Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Total Phosphorus (TP), and Total Nitrogen (TN), amongst other chemicals, from already contaminated stormwater.

Minimizing Land Consumed for Stormwater Runoff Management


The Belgard team can offer creative solutions for your stormwater runoff management plan that consume much less land than the traditional retention/detention pond, or allow for alternative uses during dry periods. For example, retaining walls can be utilized to build amphitheater seating into the banks of the pond, thereby creating a functional recreational complex. Another option for stormwater management systems is to use SRWs to reduce the pond's footprint by creating near vertical side slopes. In addition, PICPs can eliminate the need for ponds altogether.

Meeting Impervious Cover Requirements


Local regulations often limit the amount of impervious cover that can exist on a site. The Belgard team can help you design a PICP system that will optimize land use and increase the allowable building footprint to maximize a site's potential income.