ISMP Planning 101

An Integrated Stormwater Management Plan (ISMP) combines land use planning, environmental protection, and stormwater management to protect developed lands and natural habitat, while still allowing for long-term urban and economic development.

Instead of simply moving stormwater out of the area as quickly as possible, the primary goals of the ISMP are to reduce the rate and volume of stormwater reaching our creeks and to protect water quality. This is done by integrating stormwater management with land use planning and environmental protection, and by mimicking nature to allow water to seep into the ground instead of running off hard and paved surfaces.

Reducing the volume and speed of stormwater runoff through proactive land use planning and green infrastructure can decrease or eliminate many of the problems associated with traditional development.

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