Green Infrastructure Project Blends Public Art And An Environmental Message
Some of the storm waters from our rainy spring weather are now being diverted back to Mother Nature thanks to a new "green infrastructure" project on Cleveland's East Side. The Buckeye Road site also features public art with an environmental theme.
Four blocks of abandoned homes and businesses along Buckeye Road were recently plowed down and replaced with a series of rain gardens and grassy dips in the landscape, called detention basins, that will hold storm water, after a heavy rain.
Walking the site, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's Matt Scharver pointed out how rain water flowing down the streets is steered away from the sewers.