Interested in raingardens, greenroofs, porous pavement? These are all techniques that are sometimes used in LID or Low Impact Developments, which avoid the costs and infrastructure problems related to storm water overflow.  Instead of running into the sewage system, most of the rainwater is absorbed into the ground onsite where it can be handled in the old fashioned way – through the dirt and biological filters underground.

Don’t miss this great interactive map of Metrot Detroit that show’s local projects, which as developed by Lawrence Tech and recently reported on by Metromode.

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