Creating liveable cities

Stormwater management with trees

At Milford, we do not view precipitation as a problem, rather as a resource for the city’s vegetation.

Smart use of stormwater

Urban management of stormwater is often a major challenge. If all surface water flows directly to the sewer system, there is a risk during major precipitation events that the sewers become overloaded. Low-lying urban districts in particular face problems. While in many places the city’s vegetation does not receive enough water because of the multiple impermeable surfaces that prevent water from reaching down to the roots.

Precipitation is a resource

At Milford, we do not see precipitation as a problem but rather as a resource that can benefit urban vegetation. Climate adaptation with trees is an easy and effective way to combine rainwater and tree planting in heavily paved areas. The system can manage and store large quantities of rainwater and delay it on the way to the sewer system. At the same time, you get lusher and more vibrant trees to the benefit of city residents.

Easy calculation of the required scope of your system

Milford has developed, in collaboration with SWECO, a unique calculation program that facilitates the design and dimensioning of your system following various repeat periods. The program is based on locally available precipitation data and fulfills the recommendations of the Danish Water Pollution Committee’s papers 27 & 30. Specifically, we can calculate how much water each plant pit can/should handle or how many trees need to be planted in relation to a given precipitation event and the project’s catchment area.

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