The funding provided by the MWRD will go towards a rain garden and permeable pavement at the downtown police station
Arlington Heights, Ill., a Chicago suburb, received a $358,000 grant to fund a rain garden and permeable pavement at the downtown police station currently under construction. The funding was provided by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and represents approximately a quarter of the total cost for the green infrastructure improvements.
According to the Daily Herald, the rain garden will be installed near the existing park at the northwest corner of the property and will be composed of native plants that naturally filter storm water runoff. Additionally, permeable pavement will be installed in the rear parking lot on top of a storm water detention vault.
The entire project will aim to capture up to 90,807 gal of storm water and construction on the green infrastructure project is scheduled to begin after the building is completed.
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