It must be that crumb rubber, the infill used in artificial turf football fields in Montgomery County is good for streams, right?
If it wasn't good for our streams, ponds and lakes the Montgomery County Council would have banned its use in the county just like they are attempting to ban coal tar driveway sealants.
|The black you see in this close up of a|
MCPS artificial turf is the crumb rubber.
Crumb rubber clearly runs off artificial turf football fields and into drainage areas and streams.
As a reminder, 1 artificial turf football field
What's crumb rubber? It's ground up used rubber tires.
Here are some pictures of an MCPS artificial turf football field to show how the little crumb rubber pellets go from the field to our storm water system.
|Here is the crumb rubber on the sidewalk|
next to the MCPS artificial turf field. See how
the little crumbs have hopped off the field.
|And there the little rubber crumbs go, off into the|
storm water run-off for this field.
We know what's good for the environment in Montgomery County!
There is a storm drain right behind those shrubs.
Remember, there are
Montgomery County has a number of artificial turf fields already in place with about 10 more on order. For the fields that are already installed, that's