Low-impact Development Revisited

The Journal for Surface Water Quality professionals offers a perspective on some of the problems with low-impact development.
February 23, 2002, 6am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"One of the hot topics in stormwater these days is the use of low-impact development (LID) techniques to provide stormwater-quality and -quantity benefits. LID practices have been heralded by many as the panacea for the challenges of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and total maximum daily load (TMDL) requirements. Although LID techniques certainly have many positive attributes, the full, long-term implications of their use must be recognized by the regulatory agencies and entities responsible for best management practice (BMP) maintenance. I'm going to play devil's advocate on a couple of issues that have ended up haunting me over the years."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Friday, February 22, 2002 in Stormwater
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