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2 The Situation Baltimore City has too many impervious services that lead to increased runoff This runoff picks up loose filth, nutrients, overruns our sewage system and dumps it all into the Harbor during large storms This has made the water in the Inner Harbor unsafe for swimming and has killed most biological life there

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4 Hurricane Irene-2011 “Baltimore County reported 12 incidents of sewage pumping stations overflowing this weekend, with each incident releasing between 2,000 gallons and more than 13 million gallons of sewage mixed with rainwater, according to the state agency”

5 The Plan-Green Roofs Green roofs can retain 70% of the water that reaches them They have been proven to work in Baltimore (the Aquarium) but we need a comprehensive solution if we really want it to make a difference We develop an education program for private business in Baltimore on the benefits of green roofs and offer a $10 per square foot tax credit for anyone who makes the switch to a green roof

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7 Benfits of Green Roofs Aesthetic Increased roof life Insulation and energy efficiency Public relations Water management Air pollution

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10 Conclusion Current system is a failure and options for change are limited This idea can help reduce multiple environmental problems at once Multiple other cities have already implemented this tax credit successfully(New York, DC) As of right now, it is unsafe to swim in our Inner Harbor, that has to change

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