Low impact development (LID) is a systemized approach to land development and stormwater management that works in conjunction with nature to manage stormwater at the source. The focus of LID is on the maintenance and restoration of the natural hydrological processes of the site, using simple design techniques and landscape features. iSTORMWATER is an industry leader in LID in the DC metro area, with over 20 years of experience in all areas of stormwater management.
Call iSTORMWATER at (443) 699-2828 to learn more about our services, including LID maintenance and inspection, or contact us online today.
Low Impact Development Inspection
LID monitoring provides valuable insights into how the LID performs over time. Our professional LID inspection services can help you achieve your goals for stormwater management while ensuring compliance with low impact development codes and regulations. Our services include:
Routine monitoring and inspection to ensure the stormwater system is operational
Monitor and gauge the effectiveness of the LID system
Determine if the LID is achieving the desired outcomes
For professional low impact development inspection services in MD, VA & DC, call the experts at iSTORMWATER today at (443) 699-2828 or contact us online.
Low Impact Development Maintenance
Maintenance tasks and frequencies will vary according to the location of the LID and the characteristics of the receiving water. LID practices require more frequent maintenance during the first several years, as vegetation becomes established in bioretention areas. Once that milestone has been reached, maintenance may resume in the same manner and frequency as other landscape elements with tasks that may include:
Vacuum sweeping of permeable pavements
Call iSTORMWATER today to learn more about low impact development maintenance services in the DC metro area or contact us online.
Benefits of Low Impact Development
LID involves a number of critical practices that mimic or preserve the process of natural drainage in the management of stormwater, with benefits that include:
Improved Water Quality
Stormwater runoff may include the presence of bacteria, metals, oil, sediment, and other materials. If the water is left untreated, these materials can make their way into the surface waters. LID practices reduce the volume of contaminated stormwater that reaches the waterways to improve the overall quality of the water.
Enhanced Neighborhood Aesthetics
LID works to enhance the beauty, value, and sustainability of any neighborhood, with more trees and plants and fewer impervious surfaces.
Reduced Likelihood of Flooding
LID practices reduce the speed and volume of stormwater runoff and decrease the chances of flooding that typically occurs in ditches or drains.
Green infrastructure and LID techniques help to reduce the volume of stormwater, manage high storm flows, replenish streams, and remove harmful pollutants from stormwater.
Why Low Impact Development Maintenance is Necessary
LID maintenance is needed to ensure the functionality and reliability of LID practices, remove accumulated debris, and trim or remove unwanted or overgrown vegetation. LID techniques are used across the nation, with design and performance standards set to comply with local and state LID codes.
Call us today at (443) 699-2828 for more information on low impact development codes or contact us online.
Why Choose iSTORMWATER for Low Impact Development in MD, VA & DC?
iSTORMWATER has certified, qualified technicians to handle every aspect of stormwater management, including low impact development. We provide the highest quality of service with everything we do and have nearly 20 years of experience serving private sector businesses and organizations in the DC metro area. Call us at (443) 699-2828 or contact us online today!
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"Incredible stormwater management service. The owner John consulted on a property I manage and ended up saving us thousands of dollars in environmental fees from the government. Now, our property is compliant with the EPA and we have a great partner to keep us maintained on storm water regulations over time."