7/18/13

In the news: Gary, IN moving forward with green stormwater infrastructure

Good water management news out of northwest Indiana as the city of Gary is continuing work on a project that would safeguard a local lagoon and better manage the city's stormwater.

From The Post-Tribune:
"The Gary Storm Water Management District board took action Monday that continues work on a pilot project aimed at reducing the amount of stormwater flowing into the city’s sewer system and safeguarding the lagoon at Marquette Park.

The board approved an agreement with the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, which won a $351,073 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in January…
Lauren Riga, the city’s director of Green Urbanism and Environmental Affairs, said the pilot will focus on best stormwater practices in the Miller area and grow from there."
Read the complete article at the link above, and learn more about planning that factors stormwater into it at the Local Decision Maker, an online tool for Indiana communities to assist in comprehensive planning.

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