THE EFFECT OF LARGE SHOPPING COMPLEXES ON QUALITY OF STORM WATER RUNOFF

Large enclosed shopping complexes provide convenience to the consumer by offering ample parking space, a great selection of stores and merchandise at one weather-protected facility. Concentration of all shopping needs at one location also allows for time savings and saving of the presently more important commodity gasoline. Such complexes supply a complete range of living requirements and provide a rational focal point for mass transit in suburban metropolitan setting. This water quality study was conducted to determine the environmental impacts from runoff from large parking areas associated with such shopping centers. Findings of this study indicate that properly sited and designed large shopping complexes should not have adverse effects on the local water quality and can be environmentally acceptable.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 245-257

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UKY BU109
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM