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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When rain gardens release too much pollution, engineers go back to the drawing board.
New rules for nearly 100 cities on managing polluted runoff.
How the state's largest cities will manage polluted runoff.
How to manage polluted runoff six times better.
Here's what happens to the pollutants swept up in stormwater runoff.
Government-nonprofit partnerships win over rain garden skeptics.
Clear examples of stormwater's nastiness could boost support for solutions.
DC comes up with a smart way to spread stormwater solutions.
... for they shall infiltrate the runoff.
First step for a successful rain garden: Earn the public's support.