30 Dec '11, 3am

We need to restore America's natural water cycle - by implementing green infrastructure.

Rainwater capture and control practices, also called green infrastructure, help address stormwater problems by restoring parts of the natural water cycle that were paved over by development. Strategies most commonly being used in urban areas include green roofs , rain barrels and cisterns , rain gardens , pocket wetlands , and permeable pavements . Not only do these smarter water practices help address stormwater runoff, but they also beautify neighborhoods, cleanse the air, reduce heat-related illnesses, save on energy costs, boost economies, and support American jobs.

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/water/stormwater/default.asp

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