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13/06/2011

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new strategy to promote the use of green infrastructure by cities and towns to reduce storm water runoff that pollutes streams, creeks, rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Green infrastructure decreases pollution to local waterways by treating rain where it falls and keeping polluted storm water from entering sewer systems. "Through this agenda, we'll help cities and towns across the nation clean up their waters and strengthen their communities by supporting and expanding green infrastructure," said Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe. "Green infrastructure changes improve the health of our waters while creating local jobs, saving communities money and making them healthier and more prosperous places to raise a family and start a business."

Link : http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=298