A plan for metropolitan Kansas City to improve water quality with rain gardens and other green solutions.
All U.S. cities struggle with water quality concerns. The infrastructure ages in one part of the city while new infrastructure is developed; new regulations require retrofits and changes in policies. Most cities are inadequately funded to operate and maintain the system perfectly.
10,000 Rain Gardens is an initiative directed at changing the behavior that affects water quality. All property owners can make changes to reduce storm- water runoff and pollutants, maximizing our infrastructure investment. Water quality is everyone’s responsibility. (2005) Kansas City Office of Environmental Quality.
Unfortunately, the initiative website is no longer updated.A retrospective look at the program: