U.S. Cities Seek New Ways to Control Rainwater/Stormwater Runoff



Capturing Rain Where It Falls

“Cities are coming up with new ways to deal with an old problem: storm-water runoff,” wrote Willa Plank in the Wall Street Journal on July 11, 2010.

“In the past, the solution was pretty straightforward. Cities would build and maintain drainage systems that could quickly collect storm water and transport it away from developed areas and into nearby rivers, lakes and streams. But with urban runoff increasingly being blamed for dirtying the nation's waters, the search is on for solutions that involve filtering or soaking up rainwater where it falls.”

The article describes current initiatives in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Portland.


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Posted July 2010