Protecting Water Resources with Smart Growth

Jan 1, 2004

This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report discusses how some local governments, through regional planning, are applying smart growth principles to protect water resources. States that there is a strong inverse relationship between impervious cover and water quality. Provides 75 suggested policies in five areas to improve water quality through smart growth: encouraging development in strategic areas, funding and fee structure, site-level strategies and technologies, ordinances and codes, and education.

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