Low Impact Development

Travis County Affordable & Green Development Practices

Consider opportunities, flexibility of regulations, and advantages of storm water management alternatives available for land development

What Is Low Impact Development? (LID)?

  • Comprehensive approach to site planning, design, and pollution prevention strategies
  • When combined, creates a more economically sustainable & attractive landscape that conserves water
  • Works with nature to manage or utilize storm water as close to its source as possible
  • Functional site drainage which restores the ecological integrity of receiving waters
  • Can reduce construction, maintenance, and inspection costs

The 4 S's of LID:


1. Slow It

2. Spread It

3. Soak It

4. Source Control

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700 Lavaca Street, 5th Floor, Suite 540

P.O. Box 1748, Attn: Permits
Austin, Texas 78701 (Map)

Counter hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Phone: (512) 854-4215

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