LID Checklist

  The idea that porous pavements don't work on poorly
drained soils is a common misconception, but these
permeable pavers will work fine in clay soils. Use
the LID Checklist to find practices that can be used
in areas of “poor” soils.

The LID Checklist includes over 250 best practices that might be employed during all project phases. A matrix of the practice against a column of different considerations makes it easy to see which practices are applicable with a Y, N, or M (yes, no or maybe, it depends on the implementation). This matrix is design to answer the following questions.

Does this practice…

  • addresses water quality?
  • address water quantity?
  • Provide water resource benefits directly to the site (good for developers, owners, designers)
  • Provide water resource benefit off-site to the community (good for municipalities).

Is this practice applicable…

  • in clay soils?
  • On sites with no infiltration?
  • During the master planning, design, construction, and/or operations & maintenance phases?
  • On residential, commercial, or industrial projects.

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Filtration planters like these meet the stormwater
requirements in some jurisdictions, but are
expensive and don’t reduce runoff enough to
significantly protect off-site (downstream) water
resources. Use the LID Checklist to find the most
effective practices.
  While not as appealing to think about or look at, the
most effective LID practices, like using trash containers
with covers, are often overlooked.


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