the Lawn Magnum is constructed in a proprietary manner using activated charcoal and Portland cement. The permanent porosity and activated charcoal act as a filter to remove contaminants and balance the ph before the water is returned to the aquifer.
Brockton, MA (Vocus) March 18, 2009
As more homeowners become concerned with protecting earth's most valuable resource, water, they are seeking ways to recycle stormwater runoff and sump pump discharge from their basements. One of the solutions they are turning to is a patented product called the Lawn Magnum, which is distributed by licensed dealers of Basement Technologies. A simple and effective method for filtering and balancing the water before returning it to the aquifer, the Lawn Magnum is an EPA approved device to manage stormwater runoff.
The Environmental Protection Agency uses the term "green infrastructure" to generally refer to systems and practices that use or mimic natural processes to infiltrate, evapotranspirate (the return of water to the atmosphere either through evaporation or by plants), or reuse stormwater or runoff on the site where it is generated. Green infrastructure approaches currently in use include green roofs, trees and tree boxes, rain gardens, vegetated swales, and impervious driveways and walkways.
French drains are often used as a destination to direct discharge water from roof gutter systems and basement sump pumps. While effective, they do little to address the contaminants that accompany runoff water. Chuck Wilmot, president of the manufacturing firm, "the Lawn Magnum is constructed in a proprietary manner using activated charcoal and Portland cement. The permanent porosity and activated charcoal act as a filter to remove contaminants and balance the ph before the water is returned to the aquifer."
Another benefit is relieving the overburden on sewer systems so many municipalities are facing. As storm water flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants, and empties into a storm water collection system. Anything that enters a storm water collection system is discharged untreated into the lakes and rivers we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water.
Standing water in the yard can also be eliminated by installation of the Lawn Magnum. Even the smallest amount of standing water can give mosquitoes a hospitable place to multiply, which raises your risk of bites - and infections such as West Nile virus. With a grated fitting attached the water simply drains down and is dispersed underground, eliminating the health hazards of standing water.
The ease of installation also appeals to contractors and homeowners alike. Rather than having to excavate yards and yards of soil, the Lawn Magnum can be installed in a 24 inch wide by 4'-5' deep hole. The 4 inch drainage piping can be run from the discharge areas directly into the unit. The Lawn Magnum can handle up to 55 gallons of water per minute and works on hydrostatic pressure to move the water through the porous walls.
Basement Technologies developed the Lawn Magnum with a Canadian engineering firm and obtained a U.S. patent in February of 2009. Basement Technologies, headquartered in Brockton, MA, is the fastest growing dealer network of basement waterproofing contractors. The Lawn Magnum is available exclusively through our network of dealers.
As the awareness for treating stormwater runoff problems increases, so will the demand for effective solutions. This presents opportunities for eco-friendly entrepreneurs, landscaping and water drainage solution contractors to capitalize on the demand and make a positive environmental impact. Exclusive dealerships with protected territories are available for the Lawn Magnum.
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