San Francisco Green Infrastructure Project Recognized by EPA

Sourced from WaterWorld

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC) Holloway Green Street Project has received an honorable mention award for excellence by the Environmental Protection Administration.

"This project is an example of how the SFPUC is using innovative practices to improve the efficiency of our stormwater system," said SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. "It is an honor to receive this award from the EPA and to be recognized as a national leader in our field."

The Holloway Green Street Project, also known as the Lake Merced Green Infrastructure Project, is an eight-block undertaking that showcases San Francisco's first application of permeable concrete in the public right‐of way. Stretching from Ashton Avenue to Lee Avenue, the project features rain gardens that include native plants to receive, manage and treat stormwater that would have otherwise been diverted into San Francisco's combined sewer system.

The project was honored by the EPA's Performance Innovation in Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) award, which is given to projects that demonstrate excellence in water quality, public health and economic benefits, along with showcasing sustainability and innovative efforts. The Holloway Green Street Project was one of just 30 initiatives nationwide to be recognized with a PISCES award.

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