Smart Planning for Effective Stormwater Management

Jul 10, 2022

If you’re considering purchasing a new home in any coastal region, it’s likely you have questions about how the neighborhood fares during a storm. Where your home is located and how well the neighborhood has weathered past storms are just as important to consider as the quality of the home itself. 

Fortunately, for those who live in carefully designed master planned communities like Point Hope, smart planning and the execution of community-wide stormwater management practices help significantly minimize the chance of stormwater damage and inconvenience during major weather events. 

Storm runoff at Point Hope is designed to be part of an integrated drainage system that uses ponds and lakes that are deliberately positioned and designed to accommodate stormwater as the community grows. They are connected by drainage pipes to create a network that effectively manages the flow of stormwater. And because there is a single master developer responsible for infrastructure throughout the community, it’s possible to ensure that the network is properly constructed to serve the community as a whole.

Another contributing factor to successful stormwater management in a master planned community is the preventative maintenance and management activities undertaken by the property owners’ association. Keeping streets and parks clean prevents fallen leaves and other debris that can wash into lakes and ponds from clogging the pipes and drains that allow the system to work.

At Point Hope, developers are not only meeting, but in many ways exceeding stringent stormwater management requirements. This is just one of the many benefits of living in this carefully designed community.