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SPECIAL REPORT: Taking the 'high road'

Green stormwater infrastructure is one of the most important tools we have for cleaning the Great Lakes. But paying for and managing it with public assets alone is daunting. Here's how leveraging private sector resources for green infrastructure can achieve multiple public goals.

Anthony Nadar

Detroit property owners plan on green infrastructure to save on water bills

Detroit property owners are going green to save some green on their water bills. 

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Detroit high school students learn how to build green infrastructure in Cody Rouge's Stein Park

The bioswale at Stein Park was designed and built with high school students from the Detroit Institute of Technology to capture water from roadways and infiltrate it into the ground, keeping it out of the city's sewer system.

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A bigger dig: How GM saved millions by reusing stormwater in Detroit-Hamtramck

The General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is recycling its own stormwater at an annual savings of over $2 million with green infrastructure.

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Detroit's urban farms embrace green infrastructure for sustainable water use

Detroit's urban farms are using green infrastructure to reduce their water costs. Along the way, they're helping to improve the city's stormwater system.
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