Tetra Tech Helps the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Promote Green Infrastructure
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Estuary Program selected Tetra Tech to assist in the completion of two handbooks—Coastal Stormwater Management through Green Infrastructure: A Handbook for Municipalities and Getting to Green: Paying for Green Infrastructure, Financing Options and Resources for Local Decision-Makers. The handbooks were designed to help municipalities plan and pay for green infrastructure. This design strategy helps to manage stormwater runoff by distributing water into vegetation, soil, and natural processes, creating healthier urban and suburban environments while providing long-term cost benefits and reducing the need for additional storage capacity for municipalities.
Coastal Stormwater Management through Green Infrastructure: A Handbook for Municipalities was originally intended to assist coastal municipalities in the Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay watersheds, but can be broadly applied to municipal green infrastructure implementation in other states. The handbook presents a six-step process for green infrastructure, from watershed assessment through effective plan review.
Getting to Green: Paying for Green Infrastructure, Financing Options and Resources for Local Decision-Makers reviews funding sources to support stormwater management programs and individual projects. Examining multiple municipal programs, the guide provides advantages and disadvantages for several funding sources to help users make informed decisions.
Tetra Tech is honored to have assisted EPA on this project that will provide long-term benefits to communities across the United States.
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