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In Orland, Quinn signs law for ‘green’ flood control

Gov. Pat Quinn stopped by the Orland Park police station on Tuesday to sign legislation that will aid municipalities in achieving flood control.

Outside the station, Quinn signed a bill that gives towns greater ability to use green alternatives for flood control, such as porous pavement, man-made wetlands and green roofs that better absorb stormwater.

The law expands on municipal codes that require cities and villages to maintain storm sewers and other flood-control infrastructure.

Municipalities would be able to apply for funding for such projects through the state’s clean water initiative to deploy “very simple and less expensive” stormwater management techniques, Quinn said…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s full story in the Southtown Star.

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