ADA Ramp - A wheelchair ramp in compliance with the Americanís with Disability Act of 1990. Must conform to appropriate design specifications.
Bioretention - method to manage stormwater runoff using native plants and soil conditioning
Cisterns - A tank used to store rainwater.
Gray Water - Waste water from sinks, showers, and bathtubs, but not toilets.
Nitrogen - an essential nutrient required for plant growth. It is a significant component of plant proteins
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.
Rain Barrels - New or recycled collection devices used to store rainwater after it has been captured and diverted from the catchment area.
Upstreams - in the direction against a stream's current
Watershed - dividing landforms, such as ridges, between two river systems. Can also be water basins draining to a defined point
Wetlands - a low area where the land is saturated with water
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