Washington, DC (March 5, 2007)- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a memo to all of its regional water division offices emphasizing the value of green infrastructure as a tool for addressing water quality.
The memo outlines the chief benefits of green infrastructure (i.e. trees, green roofs, rain gardens, etc.). Used as a tool for local education and advocacy, this memo provides a credible, official source confirming the value of green infrastructure as it pertains to water quality.
EPA water programs are responsible for enforcing the Clean Water Act. EPA also generates tools and information to help localities comply with water quality standards.
For more information, read the EPA memo about Using Green Infrastructure.