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Coming to the Streets of New York: 2,000 Bioswales

New York will invest $46 million in an aesthetically pleasing and functional addition to its streets—2,000 bioswales that absorb stormwater and provide a lush sidewalk garden.
November 13, 2014, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection recently announced plans to install 2,000 new bioswales (rainwater-absorbing gardens) over the next year to divert four million gallons of storm water from city sewers," reports Lori Zimmer

"Currently, there are around 250 sidewalk bioswales dotting the boroughs, but the DEP is planning to invest $46 million to install 2,000 more sidewalk gardens by next summer."


The article also includes conceptual designs from the Department of Environmental Protection.

According to an article on the news by Reuven Blau, the bioswales will absorb more than four million gallons of stormwater in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens.

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