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Compost Berm I
 

Compost Berm II
 

Compost Berm III
 

Compost Berm IV
As non-point source pollutants are captured in the Bio-filter; infinite bacteria will break down the organic compounds. This Food Residual Compost is unscreened. The large particle size creates stability, and allows for good infiltration.

Compost Berm V
This small berm, breaks the waterÂ’s velocity, and diverts the water volume, into an area of high infiltration.

Using Partially Composted Wood Mulch
Partially composted Wood Mulch (PCWM) does an excellent job of storm water detention, is environmentally beneficial and does a good job of removing suspended clay particles, sediment and non-point source pollutants.

PCWM Berm I
PCWM is economical, easy to install and does a far superior job than silt fence.

PCWM Berm II
This berm will redirect heavy storm water flow into the pasture where the water will infiltrate and help recharge the water table.

PCWM Berm III
The area here was regraded to create a more even flow of the storm water.

PCWM Berm IV
The food waste compost berm was over a year old. It had been driven over hundreds of times. The material had started to clog from the sediment it had filtered out. It had done a terrific job, but now it was soil and loaded with earth worms. So we fed it to the trees. It was time for a new filter berm.

PCWM Berm V
This is the third of four berms we use on our dirt and gravel road. A large amount of storm water builds up at this point. Some of this water will flow into areas of high infiltration. Trees with their vast root systems and a good layer of decomposed organic matter make an excellent sink for storm water.

PCWM Berm VI
My assistant Lulu Alex gets a good work out with the pitch fork. Compost berms can easily be installed with a dump truck, a wheelbarrow, a pitch fork, a flat shovel and strong back. On construction sites a loader can be used to place the compost.

PCWM Berm VII
Here Mark McConnell adjusts the height and width of the berm. Dressing up the berm insures better control of the storm water.

PCWM Berm VIII
Size, shape and density will determine the flow of water through the berm.

PCWM Berm IX
A job well done, let it rain.




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