Why are Stormwater Rain Gardens Still Landscaping Curiosities?

Description:Rain gardens and other stormwater Low Impact Development measures have been used in BC for more than 10 years, and in other parts of North America for even longer. LID measures that provide infiltration and retention of rainwater or stormwater runoff have been identified as a critical part of reducing the impacts of development, and the destruction of our natural streams and waterways. But why are they still pilot projects rather than part of mainstream development and infrastructure?

Authors: Morgan, Laurel; Campbell, Crystal

Subjects: Environment and Conservation, Source Water

Tags:Environment and Conservation,watermark,rain gardens,source water

Citation:Watermark Magazine, Winter 2012/13, BCWWA, Vol 21, No 4, Craig Kelman & Associates

Publication Date:Mar 10th, 2013 Upload Date:Mar 10th, 2013

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