Community Board: Brooklyn Community District 13
Provide new or expand green infrastructure, e.g. greenbelts, bio swales
We need green infrastructure projects throughout the community. Since Superstorm Sandy, we realized that our infrastructure could not handle the overflow of water on the sewer lines and we need to fix it. One project is to have green street gardens to h
Responsible Agency : Dept of Environmental Prot.
OMB supports the agency's position as follows: Bioswales are installed in the public right-of way and each location is selected based on a number of factors. In addition to meeting DOT pedestrian and vehicle clearance and safety requirements, the bioswale must be precisely located to collected stormwater runoff from the street. It also must be installed in an area where the underlying soil can absorb water. DEP is building the maximum number of bioswales to manage stormwater runoff and improve water quality in local waterways. Where we can install bioswales we will.