Green Communities Research Center

Natural Stormwater Systems

Natural stormwater systems are an important way to decrease pollution and flooding and reduce the need for additional water treatment facilities. Many communities require some type of onsite management for stormwater runoff, and these types of systems can often satisfy ordinances while lowering development costs.

For information related to natural stormwater systems, see APA's Policy Guide on Water Resources Management and the presentation from the July 2008 Tuesdays at APA, Integrated Ecological Planning and Site Design.