Stormwater Solutions: Curbing Toxic Runoff in Puget Sound
Stormwater–the rainwater that carries toxic pollutants off roofs, pavement, and yards–is a daunting challenge. It poisons waterways and kills salmon, causes erosion, and fills Northwest basements with smelly sludge.
But there's good news; we already know the best, cheapest solutions for curbing rainwater/stormwater runoff. In this series, Sightline Daily editor Lisa Stiffler investigates the fixes for stormwater–and what they cost. Stories in the series include:
- Smart, Cheap Stormwater Fixes
- Water Pollution Enemy is Us
- Jesus-Walking Salmon and Stormwater
- Stormwater's Costly, Stinky Wake-Up Call
- Put a LID on Stormwater
- How Much Petroleum Enters Puget Sound In Stormwater?
- Report: Curbing Stormwater Pollution
- Rain City Gardens
To learn more, click on Stormwater Solutions: Curbing Toxic Runoff.
Used with permission of the Sightline Institute, a not-for-profit research and communication center–a think tank–based in Seattle. Founded in 1993 by Alan Durning, Sightline's mission is to bring about sustainability, a healthy, lasting prosperity grounded in place. Sightline's focus is Cascadia, or the Pacific Northwest.
Posted January 2010