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NYC Green Infrastructure Plan

This Green Infrastructure Plan presents an alternative approach to improving water quality that integrates ―green infrastructure, such as swales and green roofs, with investments to optimize the existing system and to build targeted, smaller-scale ―grey or traditional infrastructure. This is a multi-pronged, modular, and adaptive approach to a complicated problem that will provide widespread, immediate benefits at a lower cost. The green infrastructure component of this strategy builds upon and reinforces the strong public and government support that will be necessary to make additional water quality investments. A critical goal of the green infrastructure component is to manage runoff from 10% of the impervious surfaces in combined sewer watersheds through detention and infiltration source controls