Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Green Streets Drive Runoff in the Right Direction

Through a partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), MCDOT has helped DEP create green streets to minimize rain and snow runoff—and the pollution that can result. Runoff, especially on roads and parking lots, pick up pollutants on their way to storm drains that eventually end up reaching our waterways. Read more

This is a beautiful green street project in Silver Spring - green Streets use a variety of techniques to treat and filter stormwater close to the source.