Green Infrastructure

View Our Interactive Guide to Green Infrastructure in New Orleans

Why is Green Infrastructure Important?

Stormwater runoff from urban areas delivers many pollutants to our canals, lakes, and rivers-including pathogens, nutrients, sediment and heavy metals. By retaining rainfall where it lands, green infrastructure reduces flooding and improves the quality of our surrounding water bodies. Water that is retained or detained can infiltrate into the ground, be filtered by plants and soils, and recharge groundwater, helping to prevent subsidence. Stormwater that is detained is treated naturally by GI before it enters our canals, lakes, and rivers.

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