THE FOLLOWING STRATEGIES CONTROL THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF STORMWATER RUNOFF ON SITE. THESE STRATEGIES ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEY NOT ONLY IMPROVE WATER QUALITY, BUT THEY ALSO PROMOTE A HEALTHY ECOLOGY FOR A LASTING POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT.
| RAIN GARDENS
| CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS
| WATER CATCHMENT SYSTEMS
| REDIRECTING STORMWATER RUNOFF
| NATIVE AND ADAPTIVE PLANTS
| BIOFILTRATION AND DETENTION PONDS
| VEGETATIVE STRIPS
Imagine Austin's Comprehensive Plan directly states the importance of biodiversity and protecting our natural resources (p. 49), both of which relate to various stormwater control management plans. By aiding in stormwater control, not only is the city then able to better control times of flooding, but the natural biodiversity of the region can also be restored over time.
Under the Sustainable Sites category, LEED projects may attempt to improve rainwater management plans. The benefit of this is to reduce runoff volume and improve water quality. Strategies to achieve credit correlate to the strategies stated above.