“Rain rain go away…”
If you’re in the construction business, you may be singing this tune more than ever these days. Although Spring means longer days and warmer temperatures which is beneficial for productive work days, it also brings a lot of rain. Increased rainfall unfortunately results in muddy construction sites. As contractors, builders, and homeowner associations know, it’s imperative to prevent this storm water runoff from reaching open bodies of water.
Reilly Sweeping is especially conscious of mud reaching storm drains that flow into the Chesapeake. The Chesapeake Bay WaterShed spans the entire Mid-Atlantic region including New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. A majority of these areas are located within our service areas.
Although it may appear that construction site mud can just be washed away in the Chesapeake Bay WatersShed, it’s quite the opposite. Since the runoff is foreign to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, it can have a negative affect on the plants and animals that thrive in this region. The overall makeup of the ecosystem, both living and nonliving organisms, can be disturbed and ultimately harmed.
“From the fish we eat to the air we breathe, the Chesapeake Bay WaterShed is crucial for our community. As a proud member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Reilly Sweeping is dedicated to maintaining the cleanliness of this ecosystem. If your construction site is polluting our waters, let us help you clean it up. Learn more about our street cleaning services.