asks @AbbyMPC with regards to repeatedly flooded basements and sewage overflow on a grander scale. A combination of mitigation fixes financed through the Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant program were applied to various residencies in Logan Square. Read more about the project here.
Green roofs are one approach to capturing some of the rainfall however many buildings are not able to accommodate the extra weight of wet soil. On page two of Abby’s call to action is an advertisement for an alternative that is only 15 pounds per square foot fully saturated.