New York Completes Green Infrastructure Pilot Project

New York City recently completed the first pilot project of the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan. This project is part of a larger $2.4 billion plan to reduce combined sewer overflows, $187 million of which will be spent on green infrastructure projects. The first project is located within the Bronx River watershed at the Central Housing Authority’s Bronx River Houses. It includes a blue roof, rain gardens, stormwater chambers, and a perforated pipe system designed to capture 121 m3 during just one rain event. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently unveiled another pilot project on Gowanus Canal, which is designated as a federal Superfund site. At the launch, DEP displayed four vegetated tree pits with curb cuts designed to capture 72 m3 stormwater. DEP plans to install 40 more pits throughout the city. Read more

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