The rest of the state could learn a thing or two about conservation from Orland Park, according to Gov. Pat Quinn. He visited the Orland Park police station on Tuesday to sign a law intended to provide for more environmentally friendly flood control, reports the Sun-Times Media.
The new law gives municipalities the opportunity to apply for funding for projects that help with storm water management—like porous pavement, man-made wetlands and green roofs. Quinn calls many of the preventative initiatives "very simple and less expensive," compared to traditional methods.
Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin received praise from the Governor for the village's water and energy conservation efforts. Quinn says "simple, straightforward things," such as the police station's porous parking lot pavers, help Orland stand out as an example for other municipalities.
You can read more about the new law on the Sun-Times Media's website.