Residential Lands

Residential Lands

Residential lands make up a significant portion (50-60%) of the urban landscape. They also contribute significant amounts of pollutants to our rivers and creeks. This makes residential properties an ideal target for low impact development (LID) retrofits. By encouraging uptake of LID practices on residential sites, you can help to enhance how stormwater is managed in older areas built before modern stormwater controls, improve water quality, and above all, create beautiful homes and communities.

Guidance Documents

Are you a municipal planner, engineer, technical staff or councillor looking to improve participation in your homeowner LID adoption programs?  This guide will show you how. 

The Low Impact Development Residential Retrofits presents the business case for adopting LID on residential lands and provides in-depth guidance, tools and case studies on how to develop a market based approach to encourage homeowner adoption of LID.




Road Retrofits appendix A appendix A  Road Retrofits appendix B appendix B

Road Retrofits appendix C appendix C  ROAD_RETROFITS_APPENDIX_D-1 appendix D



Residential demonstration sites

Cover of Clairfields, Westminster Woods and Pine Ridge Subdivisions Case Study






Clairfields, Westminster Woods and Pine Ridge Subdivisions

Alton case study cover

Alton Village Low Impact Development Strategy


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