While we like to brag about Portland's work for clean water and green infrastructure, sometimes it's good to see what other cities are doing to address stormwater problems and how they're telling people about it.
Durham's approach is similar to Portland's stormwater fees, and the water quality testing, pipe maintenance, education and stream restoration we do here at Environmental Services.
Durham, similar to Portland (and Durham, Oregon!), has rain hitting the pavement and turning into stormwater runoff to local waterways. And, by the looks of their Stormwater Services Facebook page, they're doing a lot of great work planting trees, encouraging rain gardens and restoring watersheds. Way to go, Durham.
Photo: City of Durham, NC