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To rejuvenate an uninhabited parcel adjacent to Hartsfield-Atlanta airport, the City of College Park planned to create a new business campus. But no stormwater management facilities had ever been built. So the City applied for a stimulus grant to install an LID stormwater and irrigation system.

The plan emphasized trees planted in “filter boxes” as a means of reducing first-flush pollutants, including oil and grease, bacteria, suspended solids and metals. Features like this helped attract funding. Without the [filter boxes], “the project would never have been approved,” according to Jackson Meyers, city engineer for College Park., 2017 View Resource
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