Going green could spare flood damage

Oct 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Water
Flooding from a storm in August, 2012, left commuters stranded in parking lots and other places along the shoreline including this Ikea parking lot at Long Wharf in New Haven.

Flooding from a storm in August, 2012, left commuters stranded in parking lots and other places along the shoreline including this Ikea parking lot at Long Wharf in New Haven.

New Haven’s flood problems might be solved with green infrastructure, according to a project currently under review in City Hall.

The City Services and Environmental Policy Committee of the New Haven Board of Alders announced yesterday a resolution that would allow Mayor Toni Harp to apply for funding from the Connecticut Office of Housing and Community Development. If awarded the $31.5 million grant, the city will use the money to develop anti-flooding measures on some of New Haven’s main streets and to implement green infrastructure, according to Executive Director of New Haven’s Livable City Initiative Erik Johnson, one of the three people leading the project.

For more on this story, visit: Going green could spare flood damage | Yale Daily News.

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