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Stormwater Infrastructure Matters: utilizing stormwater as a resource, not a waste!
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Wasting water to keep cool: Fire Hydrant Safety

The latest “Weekly Pipeline” by the NYCDEP had a segment on fire hydrant safety during the summer months. Illegally opened fire hydrants can release over 1,000 gallons of water per minute. This can lead to reduced water pressure in the neighborhood, as well as an unnecessary burden on wastewater treatment plants, that have to then [...]

S.W.I.M. Comments on OIUS

NYC Dept of City Planning released a draft Open Industrial Uses Study (OIUS) report this past spring, looking for public comment and feedback. Comments were due this past week. SWIM submitted comments bringing attention to Climate Change, suggesting the city further consider EPA’s recommendations of incorporating uncertainty, adaptive engineering, adaptive siting, waste surges and environmental [...]

Chicago’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy

In April this year, Chicago Mayor Emanual announced the first round of a $50 million groundwater strategy. The five year strategy includes 39 projects in schoolyards, complete streets and traffic calming projects. Funding comes from the Department of Water Management, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and other partners. [...]

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