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ADA Ramp - A wheelchair ramp in compliance with the Americanís with Disability Act of 1990. Must conform to appropriate design specifications.

(http://www.rainierasphalt.com/about-us/glossary/default.htm)

 

Bioretention - method to manage stormwater runoff using native plants and soil conditioning

(http://http://www.soe.uoguelph.ca/webfiles/wjames/homepage/stillunclassified/wjvocab.html)

 

Cisterns - A tank used to store rainwater.

(http://www.vadcmdhomes.com/real-estate-glossary.php)

 

Gray Water - Waste water from sinks, showers, and bathtubs, but not toilets.

(http://www.allplumbing.com/id63.html)

 

Nitrogen - an essential nutrient required for plant growth. It is a significant component of plant proteins

(http://www.gogreenlawnservices.com/glossary/)

 

Planter Boxes - The objective of planter boxes is to encourage residents living in flats and condominiums to provide some vertical greenery to help create visual relief to our high-density living environment.

(http://www.psfnow.com/glossary/)

 

Rain Barrels - New or recycled collection devices used to store rainwater after it has been captured and diverted from the catchment area.

(http://http://www.rainwater-harvesting-4-homes.com/Rainwater-Collection-Glossary.html)

 

Upstreams - in the direction against a stream's current

(http://www.wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)

 

Watershed - dividing landforms, such as ridges, between two river systems. Can also be water basins draining to a defined point

(http://www.engquest.org.au/students-glossary.cfm)

 

Wetlands - a low area where the land is saturated with water

(http://www.wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)

 

 

 

 

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