Green infrastructure involves a variety of water management practices, such as, roadside plantings, absorbent gardens, and other measures that capture, filter, and reduce stormwater.
In doing so, it cuts down on the amount of flooding and reduces the polluted runoff that reaches sewers, streams, rivers, and lakes throughout the community.
Green infrastructure captures the rain where it falls. It mirrors natural hydrological processes and uses natural elements such as soil and plants to turn rainfall into a resource instead of a waste. It also increases the quality and quantity of local water supplies and provides other environmental, economic, and health benefits.