Low Impact Development

By: Aard HydroTechnical  07-12-2010
Keywords: Engineering, Drainage, Civil Engineering

Low Impact Development (LID) techniques reduce runoff, increase groundwater recharge, maintain stream base flows, and improve water quality.

Some municipalities require new developments to incorporate techniques to manage stormwater at the source.  Aard HydroTechnical has the expertise and experience to develop a comprehensive stormwater management plan for your development.

Modern stormwater management includes accounting for:
- small frequent storms (infiltrate and evaporate)
- medium intensity storms (release at a rate similar to pre-development conditions)
- high intensity storms (convey safely off site)

Our approach begins with the Water Balance:

- Precipitation - Canopy Capture – Evapo-tranpiration – Infiltration - Runoff

Aard HydroTechnical will use techniques appropriate to your site to accommodate the full range of rainfall events and stormwater management.

Keywords: Civil Engineering, Drainage, Engineering, stormwater