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You don't need much room for a bioswale/raingarden to absorb water during rain storms in their concrete jungle.n This one is in New York City!

Green Infrastructure Goes Large in New York

Bioswales in NYC! Since they have a combined sanitary and storm sewer this is a great way to absorb water during rain storms in their concrete jungle.

Earlier this month a major green infrastructure project was completed in New York City. The $880,000 project spans 23 acres and will prevent nearly four million gallons of stormwater from reaching the combined sewer system each year.

Major green infrastructure project is completed in New York

Earlier this month a major green infrastructure project was completed in New York City. The $880,000 project spans 23 acres and will prevent nearly four million gallons of stormwater from reaching the combined sewer system each year.

My dad!! - Tom Liptan taking pic of stormwater planter on green street in Portland. 5/29/13

My dad! - Tom Liptan taking pic of stormwater planter on green street in Portland.

The Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters Programme was launched in 2006 to transform the country’s water bodies beyond their functions of drainage and water supply into beautiful and clean rivers and lakes with new spaces for community bonding and recreation. At the same time, it promotes the application of a new, water-sensitive urban design approach which is also known as ABC Waters design features in Singapore to managing rainwater sustainably.  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishan_Park

The Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters Programme was launched in 2006 to transform the country’s water bodies beyond their functions of drainage and water supply into beautiful and clean rivers and lakes with new spaces for community bonding and recreation. At the same time, it promotes the application of a new, water-sensitive urban design approach which is also known as ABC Waters design features in Singapore to managing rainwater sustainably. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishan_Park

Stormwater grate attached to infiltration planter and trench on 13th st at Columbus Square Park

Stormwater grate attached to infiltration planter and trench on st at Columbus Square Park

Sunken islands allow surface water to infiltrate into the soil, removing contaminants, rather than running directly into a storm drain.

Outdoor Design Group Inc. Sunken islands allow surface water to infiltrate into the soil, removing contaminants, rather than running directly into a storm drain.

NYC DEP Green Infrastructure

Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Stormwater Infrastructure & Streetscapes: The Dirt ASLA

Stormwater Infrastructure & Streetscapes

Integrating Green Stormwater Infrastructure into the Streetscape Across the country, local governments are integrating green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) i…

PPP - Programming, Planning & Practice: Stormwater Management Best Practices from the EPA

EPA ensures its buildings and practices reflect our mission by implementing strategies to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities and operations by building sustainable structures and improving the energy efficiency of older buildings.