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.
- Truckee Meadows Structural Controls Design and Low Impact Development Manual, April 2015
- Standard Design Guidance Worksheet
Demonstration Projects: Click the links below!
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.