NRDC Reports on the Financial Payback from Green Infrastructure

Based upon case studies from Philadelphia and elsewhere, environmentalists with the National Resources Defense Council report that green infrastructure can save billions of dollars for municipalities throughout the US:

In Philadelphia alone, we estimate a potential for $376 million in private investment, if innovative finance approaches are applied to harness the power of the market. Multiplied by hundreds of cities nationwide, and that means a LOT of business opportunity.

And, most importantly, every private dollar invested in green infrastructure is a dollar that cities like Philadelphia will not have to spend, on the public ledger, to meet clean water goals.

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