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  • Driving Equitable Landowner Participation in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Incentive Programs

    St. Louis, MO, USA

    Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District supported work between local non-profit Catholic Charities and private developer Greenprint Partners to install green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) in a low-to-moderate income community, res...

    Public Private Partnership
    Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
  • Tracking Stormwater Pollutants from Lawns to Lakes Informs Capital Projects & Public Education

    St Paul, MN, USA

    Capitol Region Watershed District manages stormwater runoff to protect and manage wetlands, lakes and some Mississippi River headwaters in the densely urbanized Twin Cities area. Ambitious water quality goals require optimal water...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Monitoring & Research Division
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    Monitoring Sewer & Storm Water Data to Prevent Pollution, Ensure Clean Water

    Tacoma, WA, USA

    The City of Tacoma manages untreated water that flows from streets to lakes, streams, rivers & Puget Sound. Identifying relationships between flow, water quality & rainfall help to prevent pollution & restore sites affected by ind...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Environmental Services
  • Using localized green infrastructure to combat CSOs in Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

    Milwaukee, WI, USA

    Comprehensive localized green infrastructure strategies across public and private properties to combat flooding.

    General obligation bond
    Utility rates
  • Green Infrastructure in St. Louis to reduce CSOs & provide community amenities

    St. Louis, MO, USA

    Institutional ratepayer and vacant lot participation in Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District's Rainscaping Large Scale Grants Program to install green infrastructure on their private property and bring multiple benefits to vulner...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
  • Using Green Infrastructure to Build Stormwater Farm that Combats Flooding and Revitalizes Community

    Peoria, IL, USA

    Peoria's Well Farm transforms vacant land in one of the US' poorest zip codes into a working farm that combats flooding. Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) reduces sewer overflows while simultaneously addressing key community p...

    Federal grants
    Chief Innovation Officer & Department of Public Works
  • Fayetteville’s Public Engagement Portal Brings Success in Community Infrastructure Conversations

    Fayetteville, AR, USA

    Speak Up Fayetteville, the dedicated public engagement site for the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, keeps the community coming back for more as a one-stop hub for a growing array of projects and involvement opportunities.

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Communications Program Manager
  • Employing Intelligent Watershed Technology to Reduce CSOs & Achieve Capital Savings

    South Bend, IN, USA

    The South Bend Department of Public Works utilized BLU-X, Xylem's distributed real-time decision support system consisting of smart sensors and actuators that track available conveyance capacity to better understand the realities ...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Federal grants
    Department of Public Works
  • Building a Smarter Sewer System to Reduce Overflows in Greater Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, OH, USA

    To keep sewage mixed with stormwater out of waterways during rain events, Metropolitan Sewer District built a smarter sewer system that costs less than any other solution. Using sensors and computers, we can now monitor and redire...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD)
  • Retain Your Rain

    Norfolk, VA, USA

    Retain your rain seeks to engage residents in a city-wide systemic approach to stormwater management by encouraging the use of small-scale green infrastructure on their properties. This reduces the amount of water that goes into t...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    City Manager's Office of Resilience
  • The First Environmental Impact Bond: DC Water's Quest to Finance Green Infrastructure

    Washington, DC, USA

    In partnership with DC Water, Quantified Ventures closed the first Environmental Impact Bond (EIB), a Pay For Success transaction, in 2016. This financing mechanism allowed DC Water to share the performance risk of their green inf...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Environmental Impact Bond
    Public Works (DC's water utility)
  • Ewart Avenue Stormwater iPond: Controlling Runoff in the Cloud

    Beckley, WV 25801, USA

    The iPond is an intelligent stormwater management project, developed in response to a persistent problem of roadway flooding and property damage in Beckley, West Virginia. Beckley Sanitary Board (BSB) partnered with Opti to retrof...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Beckley Sanitary Board
  • Reducing CSOs with Adaptive Control Technology

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Philadelphia Water Department installed continuous monitoring and adaptive control (CMAC) technology in stormwater retention basin to control runoff in real-time and reduce combined sewer overflows.

    Philadelphia Water Department
  • Applying Adaptive Stormwater Control Technology in KCMO

    Kansas City, MO, USA

    The City of Kansas City, MO has implemented Opti technology at an existing 1.1 million-gallon stormwater storage facility located within City limits. With Opti, Kansas City is able to directly reduce CSOs and cost-effectively meet...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    City Manager’s Office at City of Kansas City, MO
  • Transforming a downtown identity through urban creek restoration and connective multi-modal corridor design.

    Lexington, KY, USA

    Town Branch Commons is a hybrid park network, multi-modal trail system, and water filtration landscape designed to connect Lexington’s rural and urban communities and reinvigorate the downtown. Begun as a competition in 2013 and c...

    Public Private Partnership
    Federal grants
    State and local grants
    Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Executive Committee