LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock is getting a $900,000 federal grant to enhance water quality by controlling runoff on a downtown street.
The demonstration project announced Monday for Main Street will use several techniques to manage stormwater.
The city will use porous pavers, tree wells and rain gardens to filter the runoff and enhance water quality.
The work will be done on the 100, 200 and 500 blocks of Main Street.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the grant to serve as a demonstration project for low-impact development and water quality.
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and other officials are to hold a 1 p.m. news conference to discuss the project.
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