Low Impact Development (LID)
EPCOR is working to reduce the risk of flooding in Edmonton. Our plans include the use of green stormwater infrastructure, which includes Low Impact Development (LID) facilities that slow stormwater from entering the sewer system and reduces demands on the sewer infrastructure.
LID is a type of stormwater management facility that incorporates plants, engineered soils and natural processes to capture stormwater runoff close to its source. Stormwater enters the LID and flows into the engineered soil layer with the ability to capture, and filter stormwater. Specially selected plants then absorb the water or it evaporates. Any excess water that isn't used by the plants and soils drains into the stormwater system.