The 1.6 million sq miles long patch between the US and Japan
MaxWell® systems are engineered to capture and treat stormwater right where it falls and replenish groundwater supplies. The MaxWell® Plus system is widely used on projects where there is an abundance of silt, sediment and debris runoff.
Have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
Found in 1997 by oceanographer Charles Moore, the Great Pacific Garbage patch has garnered the highest concentration of debris from years of mis-management of litter on land. With increased technology and supported research from The Ocean Cleanup, it has been properly estimated that the, “GPGP covers a surface area of 1.6 million square kilometers, an area twice the size of Texas or three times the size of France.”
The Vortex is a collection of worldly items that overtime turn into micro-plastics (the breaking down of plastics through the sun’s UV rays and water) that fish and other sea creatures ingest. This global crisis has a local solution with the MaxWell®.
How can civil engineers contribute to the reduction of stormwater runoff?
Learn more about MaxWell® systems and how it is unmatched against other drywells. Specifying MaxWells on plans is the most cost-effective, LID solution for your clients and is the most effective at preventing runoff.
We can’t control the weather but we can control how we collect and treat stormwater.
The time to incorporate these environmental practices is now and it begins with you.