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It is imperative that urban areas across the nation manage storm water to maximize the amount of rain water returned to the soil. Our impervious surfaces, such as asphalt and rooftops must be transformed with pervious surfaces, such as pervious pavers, vegetation, wetlands and forest.
Surfaces that soak up rain water reduce the urban heat island effect and promote healthy soil containing bacteria and mycorhhiza fungi, returning naturally purified water to streams, rivers and oceans.