A low impact development guidebook for North Carolina using lessons learned over the years and current information to provide the most up-to-date design guidance.
Low Impact Development: A Guidebook for North Carolina has been developed using a broad stakeholder group and incorporates lessons learned over the years implementing LID and current information to provide the most up-to-date design guidance available. This guidebook provides technical guidance on: Design, performance and construction including case studies.
This guidebook was created out of the recognition that interest in protective development approaches is growing and that more coordinated guidance for North Carolina and southeastern United States communities is needed to apply these approaches. The guidebook provides practical information for professionals, government officials, and others on the approach to land development and stormwater management referred to as low impact development.
Low Impact Development: A Guidebook for North Carolina serves as a model for other states and jurisdictions seeking to incorporate LID into their stormwater management toolkits.
This guidebook provides technical guidance on:
• Designing LID site plans, including site layout, stormwater best
management practices (BMPs), and decentralized wastewater
• Evaluating performance of LID site plans to meet water quality and
quantity goals; and,
• Constructing LID sites.
This guidebook provides policy guidance on the following topics:
• Reviewing LID stormwater site plans;
• Local ordinance review procedures for identifying barriers to LID;
• Options for local ordinances and other policies that support LID;
• BMP maintenance, inspection, and enforcement.
(2009) Published by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NC State University by Dr. Bill Hunt and his team.