10 Feb '13, 3pm

Green Infrastructure Turns Rain into a Resource, Not a Pollution Source

Green Infrastructure Turns Rain into a Resource, Not a Pollution Source

The traditional approach to stormwater management is to treat it like garbage, as waste that needs to be disposed of. But a growing number of cities have recently embraced an innovative new approach to stormwater that transforms this “waste” into a resource that will improve neighborhoods. By building out a suite of solutions known as green infrastructure — including features like porous pavement, street plantings, and green roofs—city landscapes can absorb rainwater where it falls. Instead of washing straight into the sewer system and triggering sewage discharges, this water can be used as nature intended, to nurture trees and plants, keeping neighborhoods cooler, greener, and the air cleaner.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/02/10/green-infrastructure-...

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