In urban areas rain and snow melt can no longer soak into the ground due to impervious surfaces such as roads, parking lots, buildings, and compacted land. The velocity and volume of stormwater is increased in urban areas and it is contaminated with chemicals, fertilizers, pet waste, oil, and sediment.

At KRE we work with green infrastructure techniques to slow and infiltrate stormwater runoff. This reduces erosion, grows vegetation and treats pollutants through interactions with soil microbiology thereby improving water quality.  


Techniques used include:

  • Rolling Dips
  • Infiltration Basins
  • Oxbow basins
  • Curb cuts
  • Berms with basins
  • Low impact design

We work with landowners, new development, and modify existing development. We also work with municipalities to manage stormwater flows before they enter waterways as with the Santa Fe City Stormwater Demonstration Project.

 “The most recent National Water Quality Inventory reports that runoff from urbanized areas is the leading source of water quality impairments to surveyed estuaries and the third-largest source of impairments to surveyed lakes.” Source EPA