From Roof Gardens To Porous Pavement, Rain Capture Takes Wisc. By Storm

"What possibly could the cities of Brookfield and Oak Creek, Alverno College, Miller Park, All Peoples Church, Lakefront Brewery, R&K Cudahy Storage and Milwaukee County Parks have in common?

They are among 21 communities, schools, churches and businesses planning to install rain capturing projects — from rooftop gardens and porous pavement to cisterns, wetlands and roadside swales — with a financial assist from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

All Peoples Church on N. 2nd St. will use a cistern with a solar-powered pump to collect rain for a 30-tree fruit orchard, as well as a rain garden to prevent storm water from flowing into the street."

Don Behm reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel June 15, 2014.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014