Tucson Considering New Fee For Green Infrastructure Program

Sourced from KOLD News 13

Tucson has been noted for its water conservation efforts for decades but in recent years has wanted to take that to the next level.

Now it may do that through a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Plan.

While elements of it are already in place, the plan would embrace ways to keep, store and use stormwater rather than allowing it to flow from the city streets to the rivers where it disappears upstream.

Grant Road is a perfect example of what could be road construction far into the future.

The widening project implemented several features which harvests the stormwater and uses it on site.

"Ten years ago, 15 years ago, it might have been built without that green infrastructure feather," said James Macadam, a spokesman for Tucson Water. "Now, it's just the way we do business."

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