San Jose: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Draft Plan available for review
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The City of San José has developed a Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Draft Plan to guide the City's implementation of GSI projects, which use vegetation, soils and natural systems to manage stormwater and create healthier urban environments.

The Draft Plan has been posted on the City's website at www.sjenvironment.org/GSI. The public has until May 15 to provide input on the Draft Plan.

Stormwater is rainwater that enters storm drains, flowing to creeks and San Francisco Bay without treatment. Stormwater flows over paved surfaces, picking up pollutants such as motor oil and pesticides.

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GSI employs natural processes to slow and filter stormwater runoff, protecting our waterways. Other community benefits of GSI can include improved water and air quality, reduced flooding, increased water supply, enhanced wildlife habitat and traffic safety improvements.

GSI also supports the goals of Climate Smart San José, the City's communitywide initiative to reduce air pollution, save water and improve quality of life.stats

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