PACE - Low Impact Development
What is low impact development (LID)? It is a development and
engineering design approach used to maintain pre-developed or
natural site hydrology under post-development conditions. LID
improves both stormwater quantity and quality by managing
stormwater close to the source through infiltration, evaporation,
Some examples of LID are:
- Permeable Concrete
- Permeable Pavers
- Rain Garden/Bioretention
- Vegetated Bioswale
- Green Roof
- Rainwater Harvesting
Why is LID important? Studies have shown that when the percent
of impervious surface, (roads, sidewalks, parking lots, rooftops)
in a watershed reaches the 10-20% range the stream is no longer
able to function healthily, and the stream becomes impaired. In
highly impervious watersheds, pollutants enter streams in higher
concentrations and at faster rates compared to natural watersheds.
Impervious surfaces also speed up the flow of stormwater runoff and
Tulsa's stormwater quality permit requires water quality
standards to be maintained and the promotion of LID in development
is one way to maintain stream health.
LID slows the flow of stormwater runoff, and allows it to soak
into the ground, thereby removing harmful pollutants from entering
our streams lakes and rivers.
The City of Tulsa recognizes the following individuals, groups
and businesses that have incorporated LID into their building
|Tulsa Health Department
||5635 Martin Luther King. Jr., Blvd.
||July 16, 2015
|Westside Harvest Market
||2232 S. Nogales Ave.
||July 23, 2015
|Hope Unitarian Church
||8432 S. Sheridan Rd.
||July 28, 2015
||5317 S. Columbia Pl.
||Jan. 20, 2015
|Restore Hope Ministries
||2960 Charles Page Blvd.
||Jan. 27, 2015
||636 N. Denver
||Bio-swales, Rainwater Harvesting
||Feb. 3, 2015
|Hardesty Arts Center
||101 E. Archer
||Feb. 4, 2015
||903 S. Quebec
||Feb. 27, 2015
||2212 E. 38th St.
||Rainwater harvesting, swales
||Mar. 5, 2015
|The Tulsa Zoo
||6421 E. 36th St. N.
||Rainwater harvesting, green roof, rain
||Mar. 6, 2015
|West Park Apartments
||2405 E. 4th Pl.
||Bioswale, water harvesting
||March 6, 2015
|6475 South Yale
||Green Roof, rainwater
|March 4, 2015
|Howell and Vancuren
||601 S. Lewis Ave.
||March 23, 2015
||1552 E. 15th St.
||March 23, 2015
|Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
||1304 N. Kenosha Ave.
||May 5, 2015
||618 E. 3rd St.
||May 8, 2015
|Tulsa Community College
|909 S. Boston Ave.
||May 28, 2015
||1731 S. Rockford
||May 21, 2015
||4506 S. Harvard Ave.
||May 27, 2015
To become a member of PACE - LID, businesses must feature one or more of
the above listed LID practices and agree to maintenance the LID
feature as needed. PACE - LID members receive a certificate of
appreciation, window display sticker, public recognition by the
Stormwater Quality public education program, and may be featured on
LID/environmental education tours in Tulsa.
To learn more information about becoming a PACE - LID member
contact Stormwater Quality at (918) 591-4325 or email Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about LID in Tulsa and around the country
Oklahoma State University Low Impact
Environmental Protection Agency Low Impact