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Required for Category A cities
Category A cities must implement this best practice by completing at least one action.
Category B and C cities that choose to implement this best practice must complete at least one action.
Increased stormwater runoff and associated water pollution are often a result of land use changes and urbanization, which negatively impact water quality. This, in turn, compromises clean drinking water and fishable, swimmable waters that support plants, animals and our local quality of life. Using a low-impact development, green stormwater infrastructure approach, pollutant loading from stormwater sources is minimized, water is managed on-site in such a way as to mimic predevelopment hydrology, and water quality benefits are recognized in the receiving waters. Cost savings are typically realized through this approach.
connection to state Policy