Green infrastructure is an approach that communities can choose to maintain healthy waters, provide multiple environmental benefits and support sustainable communities. Unlike single-purpose gray stormwater infrastructure, which uses pipes to dispose of rainwater, green infrastructure uses vegetation and soil to manage rainwater where it falls. By weaving natural processes into the built environment, green infrastructure provides not only stormwater management, but also flood mitigation, air quality management, and much more.
Why this Matters
For My Organization
As policy begins to shift towards individual responsibility, businesses and organizations may be taxed on the stormwater runoff that comes of individual properties. Get a head start and reduce your stormwater runoff today!
For New Orleans
The biggest source of energy used by the City of New Orleans is the energy required of our water pumps. If we reduce stormwater runoff in our communities, we not only reduce non-point source pollution that ends up in Lake Pontchartrain.