A Fresh Look at Low-Impact Development

Filed in Environmental, Land Development by on October 15, 2015 0 Comments

raingardenMore and more communities are embracing low-impact development as a way to manage stormwater runoff.

The latest issue of NAHB’s Best in American Living (BALA) magazine discusses this trend, as towns and counties turn to dry wells, vegetative swales, rain gardens, pervious pavers and other practices that manage stormwater onsite instead of sending it through gutters and sewer lines to be treated.

Magazine staff surveyed a number of communities throughout the country that have launched voluntary, or in some cases mandatory, programs that encourage low-impact development practices. And when used appropriately, “LID can provide builders and developers with reduced land-clearing and grading costs,” the BALA article points out.

Read the story, download the survey and enjoy the rest of the Fall issue.

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