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Low Impact Development's most powerful concepts are in the drainage planning of the entire site, at any scale.

  • Reject dated ideas of concentrating all of the stormwater together in one corner.
  • Argue against levelling every site into a generic, difficult to drain flatness.

When water is permitted to flow in a greater number of directions, each structural practice or BMP becomes much more efficient and cost effective. Ideas for contemporary site planning strategies can be found in: