It’s one of our most basic needs, and one we take most for granted — clean, fresh water. But polluted stormwater runoff, overtaxed sewer systems, increasingly urbanized areas and shrinking forests and grasslands are threatening Americans’ water quality.
Instead of adding massively expensive new sewer capacity, Americans need a smarter way to filter stormwater. We need “green infrastructure,” the proven method by which we filter water naturally through the soil, trees, green roofs, or rain gardens. Beyond cleaning up our water supply, green infrastructure saves us money, improves public health and air quality, provides green jobs – even increases land value.
Get more information on the bill and what it would do from our partners at NRDC.