Using Your Whole Community As Green Space

Using Your Whole Community As Green Space

The town of Argenta Hills in Minnesota is changing the way a lot of people think about stormwater control in urban areas.Local engineering firm Emmons and Olivier Resources have redone the town's infrastructure to prevent flooding by incorporating low-lying areas and porous concrete to catch rainwater, and use it to water green spaces incorporated into the neighborhoods. This means they don't have to go through the costly procedure of redoing the underwater pipes that are traditionally used to carry soiled stormwater away, only to dump it into lakes and rivers. The new technology acts as both stormwater treatment and pollution control for nearby water supplies. With an Online Masters of Science in Civil Engineering Degree, aspiring engineers can learn how to make their ideas for infrastructure improvement into inventive solutions.

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