Opinion: San Antonio needs strong stormwater policies
How long will San Antonio residents be required to subsidize the city’s developers at the cost of our own safety, health and pocketbooks?
We need strong ordinances — not just voluntary efforts — to enforce these policies.
We don’t need the city’s continued over-reliance on concrete water channels to divert runoff. Instead, we need lots more rainwater-capture: cisterns, rain gardens and bioswales to allow water to percolate into the soil, and constructed wetlands to purify stormwater for reuse (e.g., for irrigation). We need city water policies aimed at retaining and wisely reusing our precious intermittent rainfall… Read more from MySanAntonio.com