To Pay for Green Infrastructure, Cities are Turning Stormwater into an Economic Resource

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  • Green infrastructure can help capture, store and filter stormwater, provide habitats, and help cities comply with water quality laws and regulations.
  • Some municipalities will implement utility fees that are based on the average impervious area of a residential property in the area to fund stormwater infrastructure.
  • Other financial tools include tools include municipal green bonds, tax increment financing and mitigation banking.

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