In cities, we have severely altered the natural water cycle; during storms, this can cause street and basement flooding and result in rainwater carrying pollution into our rivers and streams. Greening movements all over the country are finding new ways to manage this problem and are considering stormwater runoff as a resource instead of a waste.

Every homeowner can play a role and have a positive impact through simple actions like disconnecting downspouts, keeping storm drains clean, and diverting rooftop runoff into rain barrels.

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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.

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