Picture of the Chicago Lakefront with bicyclists in the foreground.

Green Design

The following links are provided to help illustrate the different types of water conservation projects that can be employed to help manage stormwater and to mitigate runoff.


Introduction to Green Design

Downspouts Rain Barrels and Cisterns

Bioinfiltration: Rain Gardens

Filter Strips

Green Roofs: Best Management Practices

Naturalized Detention Basins

Drainage Swales

New Construction

Natural Landscaping

Permeable Paving