Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

EPA Will Help Study Drainage Improvements in Historic Neighborhoods

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

EPA Will Help Study Drainage Improvements in Historic Neighborhoods

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Planning Department will take part in an Environmental Protection Agency project to design sustainable infrastructures in historic neighborhoods.

Sustainability Manager Thomas Bowman said the Greening America's Community program will provide a consultant to design strategic landscapes to take pressure off neighborhoods' drainage systems. The goal is to divert water into the ground instead of it overflowing in creeks, he said.

The consultant will work with neighborhoods such as the Paseo Neighborhood Historic District, in the study area that runs from NW 23rd Street to NW 36th Street and from N. Western Avenue to Interstate 235.

"These homes are historic and so are their stormwater drainage systems," Bowman said.

He said the designs could include rain gardens or other green infrastructure to reduce the number of surfaces that can't absorb water, such as asphalt. …

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