On September 28, 2001, The Los Angeles City Council passed a landmark Low Impact Development Ordinance (LID). Developed by the Bureau of Sanitation in collaboration with community members, environmental organizations, business groups and the building industry, the ordinance calls for development and redevelopment projects to mitigate runoff in a manner that captures rainwater at its source, while utilizing natural resources including rain barrels, permeable pavement, rainwater storage tanks, infiltration swales or curb bumpouts to contain water.

The Low Impact Development Ordinance and related documents are available online at the City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program LID Ordinance Page

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