Learn How To Capture Stormwater
Do you want to reduce stormwater pollution, conserve water and save money?
Green infrastructure allows us to collect and infiltrate stormwater by keeping it out of sewers and waterways, reducing flooding and basement back-ups. It can be as simple as connecting a rain barrel to your home or planting native vegetation.
The City of Milwaukee's Green Infrastructure GIS planning tool is now publicly available at
http://city.milwaukee.gov/mapmilwaukee. This tool is available to stormwater professionals and students engaged in community planning. Through open data sharing, the tool will advance green infrastructure planning in the City of Milwaukee. Please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this study by the Center for Economic Development (CED) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, green infrastructure is found to be positively correlated with higher Milwaukee-area property values.
Through the Green Streets Stormwater Management Plan, the City of Milwaukee is designing city streets to reduce stormwater flooding risks, improve the quality of our lakes and rivers, and help the City adapt to a changing climate.