LID Construction Guide based on years of LID design and construction experience to guide the proper construction of LID designs.
Some stormwater management professionals are now familiar with LID practices and have experienced barren bioretention cells containing stagnant water or an infiltration basin with an outlet installed incorrectly. These failed or diminished stormwater management practices can be the result of plans without sufficient construction details and instruction or contractors that do not understand the technology or function of certain procedures, materials, and erosion and sediment control.
Low Impact Development (LID) is a new approach in stormwater management and urban design for Ontario. In order to provide state-of-the-art information on construction of LID practices for engineers and contractors, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has teamed up with a U.S. consultant, Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. (EOR), to develop a LID Construction Guide and the Contractor’s and Inspector’s Guide for LID (C&I Guide). This LID Construction Guide, in conjunction with the C&I Guide, is based on EOR’s years of LID design and construction experience. The goal of this document is to guide the proper construction of LID designs, and, ultimately, the success of LID throughout Ontario. (2012) by Credit Valley Conservation.