Stormwater Resource Plan to Enable "Green Infrastructure" Projects
Community feedback on the draft plan is welcome. Submit comments by December 7, 2018.
"Green infrastructure" is a new generation of landscape designs that help improve water quality, prevent flooding and replenish ground water.
In recent years many of these attractive solutions for stormwater management have been put in place throughout Alameda County, and the list keeps growing. In order to receive state funding for new projects, the Clean Water Program has developed a Stormwater Resource Plan (SWRP) that identifies potentially eligible green infrastructure projects in the county’s 17 jurisdictions.
Click here to view the Plan. Comments are welcome and due by December 7, 2018.
About Green Infrastructure
Green infrastructure mimics the drainage patterns of natural landscapes by using permeable pavement, depressions in the ground and other landscape designs that help divert water away from roads and other impervious surfaces. As a result, more rainwater is absorbed into and filtered by the soil, and less ends up as runoff that washes pollutants off streets and carries them through the storm drain system into creeks, wetlands and the Bay.
To view examples of green infrastructure in Alameda County, click here.
Green Infrastructure like this plant-filled curb extension on Adeline Street in Emeryville helps capture, filter and absorb rainwater runoff.