Low-impact development fact sheets available online

February 11, 2013 | EPA, Webinar

EPA has released a fact-sheet series on the benefits of low-impact development (LID) and addressing obstacles to wider adoption of LID. Low-impact development is an approach to land development (or re-development) that works with nature to manage stormwater as close to its source as possible. It employs principles such as preserving and recreating natural landscape features, minimizing effective imperviousness to create functional and appealing site drainage that treat stormwater as a resource rather than a waste product. This seven-part series of fact sheets is primarily intended for state and local decision makers who are considering adoption of LID, but have concerns. The fact sheets explain the benefits of LID in clear terms and through examples, and directly address specific concerns that have been raised about adopting LID, thereby busting barriers.

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