Neighborhood Scale Green Infrastructure

Tucson Arizona

Tucson Water has partnered with Tucson Clean & Beautiful (TCB) to offer neighborhood groups the resources to plan and construct stormwater harvesting projects to enhance their neighborhood:

  • Up to $45,000 available per ward; single or multiple projects.
  • Project selection based on community criteria to improve neighborhood safety, human and environmental health, and increase neighborhood networking.
  • TCB staff available to assist neighborhood groups with application, project site selection, and estimates of project budget.
  • Applications will continue to be accepted following first round of grants.

This program offers neighborhoods the funding and construction resources to capture rainwater to benefit the neighborhood. Stormwater harvesting is a way to slow down rainwater flowing in streets and reuse the water to infiltrate into soils in basins planted with trees, shrubs, and groundcover. This decreases peak flows downstream, prevents potential excess/unwanted run-off onto private properties, and increases neighborhood shade as trees grow next to walking areas.

For program information, click on the brochure image below or visit the TCB website exiting Tucson Water website. Contact Tucson Water's Public Information and Conservation Office at 520-791-4331 or e-mail Tucson Clean & Beautiful at tcb@tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org for more information.

Additional resources include the City of Tucson Water Harvesting Guidance Manual pdf (basic information and design ideas for commercial sites, public buildings, subdivisions, and public rights-of-way) and the Pima County / Tucson Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure Guidance Manual pdf (technical guidance for professionals on the use of neighborhood‐scale low impact development practices).