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Low Impact Development


Low Impact Development is a stormwater management technique that seeks to mimic natural systems, primarily through gardens and landscaping, while also offering a functional stormwater run-off system.

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Low Impact Development:

  • Mimics natural hydrology by using design techniques that infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate and detain runoff close to its source
  • Addresses stormwater through small, cost-effective landscape features located at the lot level
  • Applies equally well to new development, urban retrofits and redevelopment/revitalization projects

For more information about LID principles and practices, please refer to the following resources:

Contact civil engineer Basil Hamdan at YmhhbWRhbkBmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970-224-6035 for more information.

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