July 28, 2003

More on Green Roofs

Category: Environment

Milwaukee: As described in this article in the Journal Sentinel, the sewerage district in Milwaukee is implementing a large scale green roof on its main property "mainly designed to demonstrate how much rainwater and polluted runoff you can keep out of the sewer system and the river".

This is a larger scale version of the mini-runoff system I described a while ago here. It's still in the experimental stages, and has nothing to do with treating sewerage, as other wetland-type systems do. Still it should be a great opportunity to demonstrate the potential benefits of green roofs in general.

[MMSD site description][more here - click 'green roofs']

Posted by Nick at July 28, 2003 10:55 AM

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