"IMAGINE SWIMMING in a water so murky that you can hardly see your toes, a water laden with toxic algae, a water devoid of the marine life we know and love. This could be the reality of Bostonians within the coming years if stormwater runoff continues to pollute the Boston Harbor.Impervious pavement, which prevents water from naturally seeping into the ground, allows water from storms to flow into the local waterways. This stormwater is often laden with garbage, nutrients, chemicals, and other pollutants that can negatively impact the health of the local waterways. The excessive amount of impermeable pavement in Boston enables an increased amount and flow of polluted stormwater into local waterways. This surplus of water can lead to flooding and catastrophic effects on infrastructure. To protect our waterways and houses, impermeable pavement in Boston must be replaced with a more eco-friendly permeable pavement."
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|CommonWealth Magazine: "More permeable surfaces can help save our waterways"|
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