Quick Resource: Stormwater Quantity
Rainwater harvesting can help ameliorate the effects of development on natural hydrology. In fact, a major goal of low impact development (LID) is to mimic a site's natural hydrology as much as possible. LID practices can even restore a watershed's hydrological functions. Water harvesting, LID, and green infrastructure (GI) emphasize the importance of keeping rainwater and snowmelt as close to the source as possible.