A quarter-mile section of Maywood Avenue in North Toledo is a pilot project for a "green" approach to solving Toledo's flooding problems, politicians, and state, county, and city officials said Wednesday.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) helped inaugurate a stormwater improvement project paid for by federal stimulus funds.

The project was estimated to cost between $900,000 and $1 million - about half of the cost of installing larger storm sewers on the street, the traditional solution to neighborhood flooding, said Tim Murphy, the city commissioner of environmental services.

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