Site Design Measures

Disconnected downspouts allow roof runoff to flow into landscaping (Photo by Program staff)

Site design measures are site planning techniques that can help reduce the impacts of increased runoff and pollution from land development on water quality.  Examples include preserving existing vegetation, reducing impervious surfaces, directing runoff to vegetated areas, using pervious pavement, and directing roof downspouts to landscaped areas. See the SCVURPPP C.3. Stormwater Handbook for more information on site design measures.

The MRP requires that some small projects implement specific site design measures. The following four fact sheets provide information on how to select and design appropriate site design measures for these project sites: