This table shows an overview of techniques to reduce runoff during site design and layout
Link to this table

Better site design technique Reduce stormwater runoff volume Possible stormwater credit Cost savings Local feasibilitya Appropriate land use
Natural area conservation High Yes High Promoted All
Site reforestation and prairie restoration High Yes Medium Promoted All
Stream and shoreline buffers High Yes High Required All
Soil amendments High Yes Low Experimental All
Surface impervious cover disconnection High yes High Experimental Residential, commercial, industrial; caution with industrial potential stormwater hotspots
Rooftop disconnection High Yes High Experimental All
Open space design High No High Constrained Residential, commercial, industrial
Grass channels Low Yes High Constrained Residential, commercial, industrial; caution with industrial potential stormwater hotspots
Reduced street width High No High Constrained Residential, commercial
Reduced sidewalks High No High Constrained Residential, commercial
Smaller and vegetated cul-de-sac High No High Constrained Residential
Shorter driveways High No High Constrained Residential
Green parking lots Medium No Low Experimental High density residential, commercial, industrial

avaries greatly among communities; consult local reviewing authority to determine ease of implementation

This page was last edited on 16 April 2020, at 19:25.

Template:Footer