Post-Construction Stormwater Management

Introduction

Over the past decade, the rate of land development across the Town of Cedar Lake has increased dramatically. If unchecked, the increased impervious surface associated with this development will increase stormwater volume and degrade water quality, harming lakes, rivers, streams, and coastal areas.

The best way to mitigate stormwater impacts from new developments is to use practices to treat, store, and infiltrate runoff onsite before affecting water bodies downstream. Innovative site designs that reduce imperviousness and smaller-scale low-impact development practices dispersed throughout a site are excellent ways to achieve the goals of reducing flows and improving water quality.

Additional Resources

Please visit the Post-Construction Stormwater Managementopens PDF file document on the EPA website to better understand how the Town can minimize the impact that its operations have on water quality.