Are you ready for upcoming stormwater requirements? This week Wallace Group and LIDI representatives toured local projects from San Luis Obispo to Paso Robles in preparation for ASCE’s 2013 Technical Training for Central Coast Post-Construction Stormwater Management Requirements. Ann Sever and Bianca Koenig from Wallace Group and Melanie Mills from Central Coast Low Impact DEvelopment Initiative (LIDI), walked projects sites looking for the good and the bad in Low Impact Development (LID) strategies.
When it comes to LID design strategies, we know that an understanding of existing site conditions and a comprehensive strategy is critical. The successful system has to take into account not only the existing conditions of the site; soils, permeability rates, solar exposure, off-site impacts, and climate, but also consider the lifetime performance requirements; including future uses of the site and more importantly how the systems are maintained during and long after construction.
To maximize the performance potential of an LID system for your project, the analysis should begin early, with all disciplines at the table. It takes a comprehensive approach to identify all project programming needs; including where architectural downspouts daylight, where pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns are and where landscape areas can be integrated to best perform the heavy lifting of water quality and stormwater management, before connecting to systems downstream.
On February 28th, you can join Melanie Mills and panelist Ann Sever for ASCE’s 2013 Technical Training for Central Coast Post-Construction Stormwater Management. Register today by contacting: