Artificial structure and technology designed to be green, i.e., green energy in preference to dirty (non-renewable, polluting) energy.

Green infrastructure is an approach to water management that protects, restores, or mimics the natural water cycle. Green infrastructure is effective, economical, and enhances community safety and quality of life. It means planting trees and restoring wetlands rather than building a costly new water treatment plant.


When green infrastructure systems are installed throughout a community, city, or across a regional watershed, they can provide cleaner air and water and a significant value for the community with flood protection, diverse habitat, and beautiful green spaces.

Green infrastructure usually covers the following areas of city infrastructure:

  • Downspout Disconnection
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Rain Gardens
  • Planter Boxes
  • Bioswales
  • Green Streets and Alleys
  • Green Parking
  • Green Roofs
  • Land Conservation

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