Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI)

Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) usually takes the form of landscaped areas that capture stormwater runoff from streets, parking lots, and buildings, and allow that water to spread out and sink into the soil. It is also commonly known in Tucson as “passive rainwater harvesting.”  The natural systems will capture, clean, and infiltrate stormwater; shade and cool surfaces and buildings; reduce flooding, create wildlife habitat; and provide other services that improve environmental quality and communities’ quality of life.  To learn more about GSI, please click on this link