NYC wants roofs to work harder so sewers don't have to

10/15/2010 | Earth911.com

New York City authorities have proposed a plan to develop green building codes that encourage green roofs, modified pavements and landscaping that can help reduce the amount of stormwater that enters the city's aging sewers every year. The city would like to reduce stormwater runoff by 40% in the next two decades, saving taxpayers $2.4 billion in wastewater system maintenance and other public expenses. The proposal is still in its early stages.

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