What are Low Impact Development Practices?

Low impact development approach employs distribution management techniques, called integrated management practices (IMPs). LID IMPs are used to satisfy storage and infiltration of stormwater. 

Management practices that are suited to low impact development include:

  • Bioretention facilities
  • Disconnecting roof drains
  • Infiltration swales and trenches
  • Rain Barrels
  • Rain Gardens
  • Vegetative buffers and strips


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