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Instead of going the route of many other cities and building miles-long, multibillion-dollar tunnels to hold storm-water overflows--and then pumping it back into the system when the rain stops--Philadelphia's 20-year stormwater management plan is based on "green infrastructure" and offers benefits that can be appreciated above the ground.
Philadelphia's plan envisions transforming the city into an oasis of rain gardens, green roofs, treescapes, and porous pavements, which advocates say is cheaper than tunnels and makes for a more liveable, prettier city with higher property values and better community health.
Green City, Clean Waters
Living roofs, rain gardens, trees, and permeable surfaces can transform cityscapes into oases of green. Philadelphia's long term long-term stormwater management plan relies on above the ground greening rather than hidden storage tunnels and tanks.