October 29, 2014
SW Huber Street got a much needed make-over with a new green street facility.
Before the new facility, the road had a small storm drain that easily clogged with debris and frequently flooded. Stormwater that didn’t go down the drain flowed and carried pollutants to the Quail and Tryon creeks.
The Bureau of Environmental Services constructed the new sustainable green facility. With native plants to filter stormwater pollutants, the facility protects water quality in local creeks. It also slows stormwater runoff to help prevent flooding.
Portland is a leader in green stormwater management. Throughout the city, there are 1400-1500 green street facilities! Green infrastructure filters pollutants, provides habitat, and helps watersheds stay healthy.
Check out the Bureau of Environmental Services’ website for more information.