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Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development (LID) is a leading stormwater management strategy that seeks to mitigate the impacts of runoff and stormwater pollution as close to its source as possible. Los Angeles' LID ordinance became effective in May 2012.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT
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The City of Los Angeles reviews all plans for new and redevelopment projects to ensure that LID requirements are met. More about PLAN APPROVAL PROCESS
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The Low Impact Development Handbook, forms educational materials can be downloaded for your convenience.More about LID DOCUMENTS
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The City of Los Angeles offers two locations where the public can have their LID plans checked by Watershed Protection Program staff. More about PLAN CHECK APPOINTMENTS
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The main purpose of this law is to ensure that development and redevelopment projects mitigate runoff in a manner that captures rainwater at its source, while utilizing natural resources. More about ORDINANCE AND HISTORY