Holistically Analyzing the Benefits of Green Infrastructure: Guidance for local Governments
Changes in the regulatory landscape, coupled with budget-constrained environments, are driving local governments to search for new or evolving strategies and investments that deliver more value than conventional stormwater management practices. In light of this challenge, green infrastructure is getting more attention as a stormwater management strategy. This document is intended for smaller local governments with stormwater programs that are responsible for regulatory compliance with municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) obligations (e.g., Phase 2 communities). It outlines an approach to holistically evaluate the benefits of implementing green infrastructure.