Review and change your land use plans and regulations to encourage green infrastructure.
OK, so this part will undoubtedly be hard work, but it’s absolutely critical. An IC-TMDL should not only address retrofits, but how LID will be encouraged for future development. Here are our top three methods for accomplishing this.
1. The tried and true roll-up-your-sleeves-and-go-through-and-make-changes-to-all-your-regs method.
Download CT NEMO’s simple guide to going through your regs.
2. Adopt an “LID Checklist” that informs developers about the town’s desire to adopt LID practices, and presents them with a list of options that places the ball in their court.
3. Adapt innovative methods developed by other Connecticut towns such as a separate stormwater manual, special design district, or a combination of approaches.
Contact the NEMO program to request a presentation on stormwater management and low impact development.
CT NEMO Director
PO Box 70
1066 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438