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Dec 07

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Stormwater Fountain

A fountain that does double duty:

via Jim Wasley

In Milwaukee’s inner harbor district, you’ll find a unique fountain, where water spills out of plant-filled boxes into four attractive pools.

Jim Wasley of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee says the fountain uses runoff captured from the roof of the adjacent building and landscape.

He says, “We’re keeping that out of the sewer, preventing the sewer from overflowing…”

The planters act as natural filters. As water moves through them, they help remove pollution that was picked up from city surfaces. The goal is…

Wasley: “…To use that water aesthetically, celebrate its presence, manage it optimally for the sewer, and do all of that without any chemical treatment.”

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