Grants available for stormwater management
October 21, 2009
The state of Iowa is offering $1.4 million in grants
to encourage so-called "urban green stormwater practices", like the installation of rain gardens and permeable pavement
materials in parking lots and driveways. Ultimately, stormwater management
is still a much larger field than what can be handled through changes in pavement and landscaping alone, but efforts to reduce the amount of excess water flowing off roofs and parking lots and into combined sewer systems (and even dedicated stormwater management systems) could turn out to be helpful in reducing the overall cost of protecting natural water resources.
last revised October 2009