Techniques to Incorporate LID
|Community incorporating LID techniques|
What if development and infrastructre costs could be reduced? This can be achieved by implementing LID techniques. LID still allows land to be developed, but in a cost-effective manner that helps mitigate potential environmental impacts.
It is important for municipal officials and members of all communities to encourage developers during the planning stages of a development to identify opportunities to protect water and other natural resources.
- Saving trees on the site
- Not building on sensitive areas (wetlands and steep slopes)
- Orienting roads and lots to allow for passive solar orientation of homes
- Providing wildlife habitat and open spaces
There are several techniques that can be incorporated into our daily lives that conform to LID practices. Click on each technique to learn more.
One of the largest components of LID involves stormwater management. If you would like more information about stormwater management visit our website at www.swmpc.org/water.asp
Native Plant Landscaping
Protection of Natural Features
Vegetated filter strips