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Low Impact Development and Why Post-Construction Storm Water treatment is Important!

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Land Use Planning-Guidance:  Low Impact Development (LID) treats stormwater onsite, to reduce runoff and provide landscape features -improving water quality and allowing local recharge. LID treats the sources of runoff, rather than at a downstream point.  The City of Reno's Structural Controls Ordinance (2009, update in 2016), City of Sparks' Ordinance, and Washoe County's Ordinance require on-site stormwater treatment for all new development that changes imperviousness of a site and infiltration of storm water. LID is one type of control for storm water treatment. 


Demonstration Projects: Click the links below!

                   TreeBoxFilter       RainGarden        PerviousConcrete

Save Money with LID: Utilizing LID practices can save you money by reducing storm water infrastructure costs.

Benefits of Green Infrastructure: Going green is cool - and very important to the river. Learn why.

LID Archives

2007 Low Impact Development Handbook

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