Fund For Lake Michigan

MES Stormwater Re-Use Project

The Fund for Lake Michigan is supporting MTEC for the installation of green infrastructure at the Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Charter School, a public charter on the northwest side of Milwaukee. A rooftop catchment system will transport rainwater via clear pipes through the school’s science lab to cisterns, where it will be used to irrigate gardens in the schoolyard. Concrete surfaces in the schoolyard will be removed to make way for native plantings and rain gardens. The project will provide opportunities for educating students about water sustainability and serve as a demonstration of green infrastructure for other potential school sites.

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