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Stormwater planters, born in Portland Oregon are being replicated nationwide for 'green' stormwater management. Info here!

Stormwater planters, born in Portland Oregon are being replicated nationwide for 'green' stormwater management. Info here!

Re-thinking the Urban Streetscape....Water Quality Improvements through Infiltration or Flow-through Planters

Re-thinking the Urban Streetscape....Water Quality Improvements through Infiltration or Flow-through Planters

A roadside rain garden that stores stormwater and allows it to infiltrate into the soil.

A roadside rain garden that stores stormwater and allows it to infiltrate into the soil.

At-a-glance overview of stormwater management from SVR Architects. Click to enlarge, and visit the Slow Ottawa 'Consume Less' board for more sustainable ideas.

At-a-glance overview of stormwater management from SVR Architects. Click to enlarge, and visit the Slow Ottawa 'Consume Less' board for more sustainable ideas.

Roadside Garden: bioswale projects to restore water cycle in Portland, Oregon

Roadside Garden: bioswale projects to restore water cycle in Portland, Oregon

Streets and parking lots funnel rainwater directly to stormdrains, and those connect with our sewers. Streams that would've meandered overland and seeped into the earth are in underground pipes.

This "low impact" solution for storm water management in parking lots is effective in directing storm water to the plant material but can become very costly with excessive concrete curbs and curb cuts. Photo from Light Imprint Handbook by DPZ Charlotte.

This "low impact" solution for storm water management in parking lots is effective in directing storm water to the plant material but can become very costly with excessive concrete curbs and curb cuts. Photo from Light Imprint Handbook by DPZ Charlotte.

Stormwater filtration systems from the Philadelphia Water Department’s "Green City, Clean Waters" program. Click image for link to full profile and visit the slowottawa.ca boards >> https://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa/

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Stormwater filtration systems from the Philadelphia Water Department’s "Green City, Clean Waters" program. Click image for link to full profile and visit the slowottawa.ca boards >> https://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa/

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