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Low Impact Development
Stormwater Best Management Practices
CRWA is building a database of information on
techniques and methods used to manage stormwater. One area where CRWA has been
focusing a great deal of our research is on low impact development
(LID) stormwater best management practices (BMPs) which capture and
treat stormwater prior to its entry into local surface waterways.
The conveyance of untreated stormwater into the Charles River and
its tributaries continues to cause regular water quality violation
throughout the watershed. CRWA is advocating communities and
private developers throughout the watershed to look
for every opportunity to capture, treat and infiltrate stormwater
runoff prior to discharging it to the Charles, many of these
techniques are designed to do just that!
municipal officials, developers and watershed residents of some of
the LID BMP technologies which may be appropriate for use
in the Charles River watershed, CRWA has compiled a set of
information sheets on select LID BMPs. Click on the link below to
download the latest PDF versions of these documents:
If you have any questions or comments on these information sheets,
please contact Julie Wood.