Finnish Water Utilies Association (FIWA) has made a new Baltic Sea Commitment to increase property owners’ and landlords’ awareness on storm water issues and the environmental impacts of their water management solutions.
The impact of properties’ water management is significant in the time of heavy rains in many cities. Momentary flooding caused by heavy rainfall presents a problem to water management systems and sewerage systems. By slowing down storm waters on properties, water would have more time to flow through sewerage systems. This would prevent urban flooding and the need to bypass sewage water into the waterways without purification.
FIWA’s previous Commitment ended succesfully at the end of 2017. The Commitment focused on advising consumers to avoid releasing harmful chemicals into sewerage systems.
You can read more about the Commitment in BSAG’s commitment bank.