The Low Impact Development (LID) approach to site development and stormwater management is rapidly becoming the required design approach in many areas of the United States.
The basic principle is to use nature as a model and manage rainfall at the source. This is accomplished through sequenced implementation of runoff prevention strategies, runoff mitigation strategies, and finally, treatment controls to remove pollutants.
There are 5 core requirements when it comes to designing for LID.
See how you can lower your impact with the Low Impact Development Application Guide.
Examples of Low Impact Development Projects:
CMP Infiltration University of Wisconsin Stevens Point WI
LID Decatur Street WA
StormFilter Point Breeze Office MD
STORMFILTER Surfers Point CA
Stormwater Matthei Place WA
UrbanGreen BioFilter Maverik WA
UrbanGreen Rainwater Harvesting Alta Vista Park CA
Learn more about LID in the PDH Article: Designing For LID An In-depth Look at Integrated Management Practices and Design Considerations