Chicago is #1 for Green Rooftops & Alleyways

Jan 08

Chicago is #1 for Green Rooftops & Alleyways

Chicago is already home to the highest number of green rooftops of any city in the world, including Chicago’s City Hall Rooftop Garden. The city has embarked on yet another project- the Green Alley Program. This project is designed to improve the existing alleyways in a sustainable way. The city contains one of the most extensive networks of alleyways in the world, covering 1,900 miles with over 3,500 acres of paved, impermeable surfaces. The use of permeable pavement which has pores or openings will allow water to pass through the surface and percolate through the existing subsoil. Permeable pavement comes in the form of permeable asphalt, permeable concrete, and permeable pavers. In areas where soils do not drain freely, permeable pavement can be used in combination with subsurface drainage systems, like pipe underdrains or storm water infiltration trenches to slow runoff and reduce stress on the combined sewer system.

Green Tip:

Replacing your de-icing substances with non-toxic materials can go a long way in reducing the impact on the environment during winter. You may try using things like clean clay cat litter, sand, or fireplace/stove ash that won’t harm your plants, pets, and the environment. Especially when snow melts, chemicals like antifreeze can pollute groundwater during run-off.

Chicago, Perma-Liner Industries cordially invites you to the annual WWETT show! The Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show is happening on February 17th– 20th at the Indiana Convention Center.  You can expect to be well informed with hundreds of exhibits, educational sessions, entertainment, networking, and live demonstrations. Meet you there!

Convention Center
100 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225 U.S.A.

This is the largest annual trade show of its kind, the WWETT Show attracts some 14,000 environmental service professionals and exhibitor personnel from 53 countries. Register now and SAVE.

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