MWRD prioritizes green infrastructure projects in 2018
Projects selected for funding met several criteria: they are in flood-prone areas; they are in areas new to MWRD GI funding; they have a high rate of ground infiltration in which stormwater is prevented from entering the local sewer system; they provide educational opportunities for residents to learn about GI practices; the applicant demonstrated the ability to operate and maintain the GI practices; and they showed an appropriate cost-benefit ratio…Please click here to read MWRD’s press release.
Selected Southland projects include:
Village of Calumet Park – introducing a detention pond, bioswales, permeable pavement and rain gardens as part of the Winchester Avenue improvements.
Village of Midlothian – installing permeable pavement, bioswales and a rain garden at the Midlothian parking lot, as part of a GI demonstration project.
Village of Orland Park Village Hall – building a green roof on the Orland Park Village Hall.
Village of Orland Park Nature Center – installing permeable pavers, a limestone trail, naturalized plantings, and detention/wetland improvements.
Village of Posen – installing a rain garden and permeable parking lot as part of Posen Goes Green.