The Solution For Stormwater? Letting It Sink In

<p>Natural drainage techniques reduced engineering costs in one South Carolina case study by 31 percent over conventional methods. New Urbanists are searching for ways to make this the norm.</p>
January 19, 2007, 11am PST | The Intrepid Staff
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The study, led by Tom Low of Duany, Plater-Zyberk & Company's Charlotte, South Carolina office, looked at the financial effect of introducing a natural drainage system in the first phase of a 42-acre traditional neighborhood development, Griffin Park in Greenville County. The resultant 31 percent savings didn't surprise Low, who said "because much of what's been written about low-impact development has been based on large-lot conventional suburban subdivisions," that "there's a pressing need for information on how to blend natural drainage and New Urbanism."

Thanks to Gayle Ross

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Published on Monday, January 15, 2007 in New Urban News
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