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Urban Waters Partnership

How Low Impact Development is Changing the San Antonio Landscape

Development within the San Antonio River Watershed has modified the natural function of the watershed. Infrastructure has been built to direct stormwater runoff to creeks and rivers. The reduction of open space has removed the natural filtration benefits provided through vegetation. This 2 page guide shows how incorporating sustainable land-use best management practices into initial site selection, project planning, and lifecycle operations and maintenance planning can improve the environment, decrease costs and improve quality of life.

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