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…

  • address 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 practice.

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