Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure
Urban stormwater management has two fundamental purposes: minimizing the impact of increased runoff quantity and preventing pollutants from migrating to our natural waterways through stormwater conveyance systems. Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) systems are engineered to moderate impacts of land development by providing the same services as natural systems including infiltration, evapotranspiration, filtration, and detention of stormwater. Implementing LID/GI in urban environments is challenging. Many LID best management practices (BMPs) require a footprint larger than what is available on a highly developed site. That doesn’t mean LID is not possible, it just means the solution may take a more engineered form. That’s where Contech comes in.