Stormwater Solutions: Curbing Toxic Runoff
Stormwater—the rainwater that carries toxic pollutants off roofs, pavement, and yards—is a daunting challenge. It poisons waterways and kills salmon, causes erosion, and fills Northwest basements with smelly sludge. But there’s good news; we already know the best, cheapest solutions for curbing stormwater runoff. In this series, Sightline Daily editor Lisa Stiffler investigates the fixes for stormwater—and what they cost. (Photo credit: jc.westbrook, flickr)
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The city's RainWise stormwater program gets even better with new dollars to cover upfront costs.
An easy way to share the news on using roof runoff to irrigate veggies.
Filtering polluted stormwater through soil makes it non-lethal for fish.
New research bolsters the case for roof runoff for irrigation—with some notes of caution.
The EPA promotes penalties to reach industrial stormwater compliance. Others call for cajoling.
Stringent regs withstand a challenge by Puget Sound cities and counties.
Washington's monitoring program promises to be smart and effective.
Puget Sound stormwater permits have been tied up in legal challenges—but a ruling is coming soon.
Northwest leaders share their strategies for getting rain garden support.
Here's how to keep your rain gardens absorbent and attractive.