DPW Rain Garden
Rain gardens reduce the amount of stormwater that ends up in our streams and lakes, improving water quality by filtering through plants and the soil.
MIT was recently recognized by the city for their innovative stormwater management systems constructed at the Ray and Maria Stata Center.
Management of stormwater runoff from construction sites, roads and private property is instrumental in keeping our local rivers and waterways clean. Learn more
The City of Cambridge actively promotes a broad range of Best Management Practices to counter stormwater pollution. Significant investments in catch basin cleaning, street sweeping, and urban forestry programs are just a few examples of the City's approach to improving water quality.
Studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have demonstrated that stormwater runoff is one of the most significant sources of water pollution, which is why DPW continues to implement an aggressive sewer separation program.
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