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Water: Low Impact Development

Reducing Stormwater Costs through Low Impact Development (LID) Strategies and Practices

Publication Number EPA 841-F-07-006, December 2007

This report provides information to cities, counties, states, private-sector developers and others on the costs and benefits of using Low Impact Development (LID) strategies and practices to help protect and restore water quality. LID practices are innovative practices that manage stormwater close to its source by mimicing a site's predevelopment hydrology and use design techniques that infiltrate, evapotranspirate, and reuse runoff. LID practices are increasingly being used by communities across the country to help protect and restore water quality. This report provides information on the cost savings and benefits that can be achieved by implementing LID practices versus conventional stormwater practices.

Where can I get a copy of the 37-page report on LID costs?

You can receive a free copy of the 37-page report by contacting the National Service Center for Environmental Publications via phone at 1 (800) 490-9198 or via the Web site and requesting Publication # EPA 841-F-07-006. You can also download the document—and associated fact sheet and questions and answers using the links above.

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