Washington county embraces cleaner stormwater systems

Washington state's Kitsap County hopes low-impact development leads to cleaner stormwater systems. Techniques for improving the systems include allowing rainwater to soak into the ground through pervious pavement, and constructing rain gardens and green roofs. Kitsap County gets 80% of its drinking water from groundwater wells, and county officials view stormwater as a resource rather than as waste.

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