Stormwater Information and Resources

 

What is green infrastructure?

Green infrastructure captures, absorbs or stores rain and melting snow, taking on numerous shapes and sizes from 55-gallon rain barrels to trees and porous pavers for parking lots, driveways and sidewalks. You can see green roofs on buildings or bioswales along city streets.  All of these strategies store or absorb rain where it falls, keeping it out of our sewer system, which helps:

Protect rivers and lakes from water pollution.

Keep it from becoming someone else’s headache downstream.

Reduce the risk of basement backups, flooding, and sewer overflow.