Thursday, January 3, 2013

In the News: storm water, wood stoves, Housing Authority


Franklin completes latest stormwater management project

In this latest project, crews replaced nearly 2,000 square feet of asphalt — considered an impervious surface because it blocks storm water from entering the soil — with a rain garden that they say will cleanse roughly 80 percent of pollutants in the runoff.


Mass. program encourages wood stove upgrades

The Housing Authority spent much of 2012 upgrading its properties and this year hopes to raise enough money to install security surveillance systems inside all of its buildings.