Green infrastructure?

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When it comes to stormwater runoff, green infrastructure is a method of planning that replaces or supplements--grey infrastructure-pipes, sewage drains, etc.--with the filtering and absorptive properties of grasses, soils, tress and other--green" natural elements. This low-impact form of development reduces both costs and adverse impacts, making it a sustainable and cost-effective way to manage stormwater. By using carefully selected soils and plants rather than pavement and pipes to treat and store runoff, green infrastructure literally greens a...

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