Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure is the practice of infiltrting stormwater by use f natural systems in order to reestablish a healthy water flow. These systems allow for the infiltration of stormwaterbefore it is released into conventioanl storm and sewer systems, protecting our lakes, rivers, nd streams from harmful pollutants. These practices lead to vital community features, such as public parks, forests, rivers, wetlands, and lakes. Using these natural systems to treat stormwater results in cleaner water, improved air quality, healthy wildlife habitats, and safer recreation sites. Urban areas are beginning to face new state and federal regulations to clean up rivers and reduce stormwater runoff. With green infrastructure these communities can create comprehensive plans, determine new development areas and redevelop orther areas in need and will improve local communities and attract jobs.

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