Kernersville Stormwater BMP Tour
Too much rain is not always a good thing, particularly when it causes erosion or flooding. Forsyth County has plenty of examples of the right way to handle stormwater runoff. Take a visual tour or hop in the car for a self-guided tour to a variety of locations where you can see them for yourself!
View Kernersville Stormwater BMPs in a full screen map
|Address||City||St||Zip||Practice (click for picture)|
|1||908 Beeson Rd||Kernersville||NC||27284||Stormwater Wetland|
|2||445 Lindsay St||Kernersville||NC||27284||Bioretention|
|3||720 McKaughan St||Kernersville||NC||27284||Rainwater Car Wash|
|4||215 S Main St||Kernersville||NC||27284||Pervious Parking Spaces|
|5||510 Pineview Dr||Kernersville||NC||27284||Grassed Bioretention|
|6||406 Gralin St||Kernersville||NC||27284||Streambank Repair|
|7||1197 Marietta St||Kernersville||NC||27284||Terraced Rain Garden|
Want to learn more about some of these practices?
Bioretention and Rain Gardens: are planted depressions that allow rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas, like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and compacted lawn areas, the opportunity to be absorbed. Bioretention cells are typically designed by professionals and use a soil media that must drain below the mulch line within 18 hours. Rain Gardens can be designed by anyone and use existing soil in the landscape.
Pervious Pavement: (also called porous concrete, permeable concrete, no fines concrete and porous pavement) is a special type of concrete with a high porosity used for concrete flatwork applications that allows rainwater to pass directly through, thereby reducing the runoff from a site.
Rainwater Harvesting with Cisterns: is a technique used for collecting, storing and using rainwater for landscape irrigation and other uses. The rainwater is collected from various hard surfaces such as rooftops and/or other man-made above ground hard surfaces.
Stormwater Wetlands: are structural practices similar to wet ponds that incorporate wetland plants in a shallow pool. As stormwater runoff flows through the wetland, pollutant removal is achieved by settling and biological uptake within the practice.
Streambank Repair: a method of grading eroded streambanks to a more stable slope (usually 3:1) and planting with native vegetation to prevent further loss of land.
NC State University’s Department of Biological Agriculture and Engineering has many classes where you can learn more how to design, install and maintain these and other stormwater control measures or BMPs.