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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What all the jargon means for low-impact development and Puget Sound.
Separating the facts and fears around permeable pavement.
There's a new game in town: competing for the best green stormwater projects.
"Banking on Green" seeks to quantify the benefits of eco-infrastructure.
Comparing LID to conventional system failures.
Fears about West Seattle rain gardens appear overblown.
Here's how to make permeable pavement.
Northwest engineers reach beyond their permeable pavement comfort zones.
Connecting the dots on polluted runoff.
Rice crispy roadways deliver the goods.