Sometimes called Green Infrastructure, LID Systems can include many techniques designed to treat stormwater on site thereby preventing erosion and protecting water quality. Some of these are:

  • Rain Gardens or Bioretention
  • Grass Lined Swales
  • Detention Ponds
  • Pervious kinds of pavement

In our daily work of site plan reviews and our educational programs, we are consistently teaching about and recommending this new group of smart solutions to erosion control and water quality protection.

 There are numerous excellent resources to learn more:

  • CT DEP
  • NEMO
  • Center for Watershed Protection

 For More Information on Low Impact Development check out the following sources: