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‘Green Infrastructure’ Project Lets Nature Clean the Runoff

Matt Ball on July 11, 2014 - in Stormwater, Water

Colorful flowers, native shrubs, and rock-lined basins greet visitors to the Prescott Adult Center. Although attractive, the new landscaping at the building’s front entrance serves a purpose that goes well beyond aesthetics.

The system of basins, trenches, and plants is being installed around the Rosser Street building with a goal in mind: To cleanse the runoff water that regularly courses down the hill on its way to Granite Creek.

Along with the “rain garden” at the building’s entrance, the green-infrastructure project features an interconnected system intended to catch, slow down, and filter the runoff water at each end of the parking lot.

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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