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Rain, rain, go away...

Posted by Silver Spring Neighborhood Center - 2020-08-10 15:09:26

Wanna learn something cool about the community around the SSNC? I think about this every time it looks like rain...

Ever heard of a "bioswale"? You see, Westlawn used to be in a "flood plain", creating tons of issues over the years due to water. The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee did some amazing things planning out this intentional community, including thinking about the water problems (bioswales being ONE of the solutions).

A bioswale helps keep stormwater from polluting our waterways when it rains. Native plants and soils soak up excess water to reduce the amount that is directed to our sewers during a storm.

Just one of the many cool behind the scenes things that help make up our community of success!

 

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