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Illinois Creates Model Stormwater Ordinance for Communities

Flooding in urban areas from stormwater runoff may be mitigated when state and local governments plan a coordinated effort to reduce risk. The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) offered their support to communities by developing a model ordinance that city and county officials can use when revising […]

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Atlanta Requires Green Infrastructure in Stormwater Ordinance

On Feb. 4, the Atlanta City Council announced a revised post-construction stormwater ordinance. The new ordinance requires new and redeveloped sites to treat the first 25 mm (1 in.) of stormwater runoff onsite with green infrastructure. It applies to commercial properties covering 46 m2 (500 ft2) or more and residential properties covering 93 m2 (1000 […]

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Los Angeles Comes Together on Common Ground

Four years ago, Commissioner Paula Daniels of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works assembled an interdepartmental team called the Green Streets Committee. The goal was to increase stormwater infiltration in order to improve water quality and simultaneously enhance groundwater recharge within the Los Angeles Basin. While each public works bureau has different objectives to […]

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