EPA Releases LID Fact Sheets
EPA has just released a fact sheet series on the benefits of Low Impact Development (LID) and addressing obstacles to wider adoption of LID. They are available at http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/green/bbfs.cfm
This seven-part series of fact sheets is primarily intended for state and local decision makers who are considering adoption of Low Impact Development (LID), but who have concerns with LID. These fact sheets explain the benefits of LID in clear terms and through examples.
Specific fact sheets in this series directly address specific concerns that have been raised about adopting LID, thereby busting barriers.
• Benefits of LID: How LID Can Protect your Community's Resources (PDF) (2 pp, 1.3MB)
LID Fact Sheet #1: Challenges the perception that LID isn't worthwhile and provides general background information that outlines hydrologic and economic benefits provided by LID.
• Terminology of LID: Distinguishing LID from other Techniques that Address Community Growth Issues (PDF) (2 pp, 568K)
LID Fact Sheet #2: Addresses LID's place in the jumble of terms for managing the environmental impacts of growth that coexist today and describes and distinguishes these terms.
• Costs of LID: LID Saves Money and Protects Your Community's Resources (PDF) ( 2 pp, 1.7MB)
LID Fact Sheet #3: Challenges the perception that LID is too expensive.
• Aesthetics of LID: LID Technologies Can Benefit Your Community's Visual Environment (PDF) (2 pp, 1.9MB)
LID Fact Sheet #4: Challenges the perception that LID is unattractive.
• Effectiveness of LID: Proven LID Technologies Can Work for Your Community (PDF) (2 pp, 1.7MB)
LID Fact Sheet #5: Challenges the perception that LID doesn't work.
• Maintenance of LID: Communities Are Easily Managing LID Practices (PDF) (2 pp, 1.7MB)
LID Fact Sheet #6: Challenges the perception that LID is too hard or costly to maintain.
• Encouraging LID: Incentives Can Encourage Adoption of LID Practices in your Community (PDF) (2 pp, 492K)
LID Fact Sheet #7: Highlights incentive strategies to catalyze LID.
Source: US EPA