Mayor Tom to Take D.C. By Stormwater
The subject? "Efforts to Address Urban Stormwater Runoff." Which relates to trees how? Well, trees "mitigate the impacts of stormwater." And when you don't have 'em, well, you get floods. And bad water. And according to studies cited by the committee in this morning's briefing, it's only going to get worse in coming years as developers turn "urban land" into nearly 300 billion square feet of buildings by 2050. Not that former construction executive Tom Leppert is in D.C. to talk about any of that. He's more than likely in D.C. to tell reps how "green" the city is and to tout The City of Dallas Storm Water Management, whose Web site does provide a soothing noise for those who can't get to sleep.