The stormwater that hits our streets, sidewalks and alleys carries pollutants, causes soil erosion and flooding, makes sewers overflow, and leads to unnatural highs and lows in stream flows. Green streets incorporate green infrastructure (like trees, rain gardens and permeable pavement) in order to manage and treat the stormwater that flows off of the street. The… Read More ›
The stories below elevate success and achievement from across our membership. Each of these examples goes beyond the ordinary and reveals the power of hope, the value of grit, and the importance of creativity. Taking care of our rivers is hard work, whether you are working for change at the local, regional, or national scale. We intend for these stories to spark innovation in others and spread good ideas more quickly. We hope they inspire you too.
The Cahaba River provides half of the raw water for Birmingham, Alabama’s main drinking water utility, and summer withdrawals deplete its flow. The metro area currently has enough water supply during normal rainfall periods, but the region has been hit with droughts that require rationing. The Birmingham Water Board plans to add water supply to… Read More ›