Moving Rainwater to the Ground!
Low impact development (LID) uses cost-effective construction and building methods to filter, store and return rainwater and snow melt to the ground. We advocate for the use of LID because it:
- Mimics nature
- Cleans and cools water
- Reduces localized flooding risk
- Reduces stresses on traditional stormwater infrastructure.
Our Areas of Work
We are a partner in STEP, a conservation authority-led initiative to foster the implementation of sustainable technologies such as low impact development.
We work to understand the long-term performance and life-cycle management of low impact development and stormwater technologies.
We partnered with Glendale Public School in the design, development and maintenance of a rain garden at Glendale Public School.
We’re building six rain gardens at local schools. This is supported by an EcoAction Grant from Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Toronto Zoo.
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Low Impact Development in our Communities
Learn how we’re working with the Region of Peel to use low impact development, also called green infrastructure, to develop communities in harmony with nature.