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EPA Grant Number: SU831830
Title: Engineered Stormwater Management for Low-Income Urban Communities
Can storm water management solutions be engineered for low income urban communities?
This project is reducing nonpoint-source pollution in a low-income, urban community by transforming vacant lots into socially beneficial open spaces. Their basic idea is to prevent pollutants from entering the existing stormwater systems, retain pollutants where they can be more easily managed, and increase infiltration and detention to reduce peak stormwater flows.