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The Magnificent Bioswales Along the Indy Cultural Trail

4:17 PM EDT on June 13, 2013

Many American cities are warming to the idea of handling their stormwater runoff at ground level. In Indianapolis, they decided to work bioswales and stormwater retention into the newly opened Cultural Trail. The eight-mile biking and walking route loops through the heart of the downtown, and in this short, Karen S. Haley, the Executive Director of Indianapolis Cultural Trail, tells us how these green islands keep rainfall from overwhelming the sewer system and polluting local waterways.

Imagine if these treatments became standard for every U.S. city looking to improve water quality by reducing sewer overflows.

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