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Low Impact Development Training Program

The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and Bexar County developed a training program for the construction inspection and maintenance of Low Impact Development (LID) permanent stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs). LID is a design approach modeled after nature to manage stormwater runoff in a manner that mimics natural hydrologic processes, providing benefits for water quality and mitigating negative impacts of stormwater runoff on downstream resources including streams and rivers. The LID training program is comprised of two courses.

Construction Inspection Registration Course

The Construction Inspection Registration Course focuses on key factors of LID BMP construction inspection to ensure proper functioning at the time of construction. The LID BMPs addressed in the program include bioretention (e.g. rain gardens and bioswales), permeable pavement, sand filters, green roofs, vegetated swales, vegetated filter strips, stormwater wetlands, and cisterns.

Annual Inspection & Maintenance Certification Course

The Annual Inspection and Maintenance Certification Course focuses on post-construction activities to ensure proper functioning into the future. The LID BMPs addressed in the program include bioretention (e.g. rain gardens and bioswales), permeable pavement, sand filters, green roofs, vegetated swales, vegetated filter strips, stormwater wetlands, and cisterns.

To find date, time, and registration information for LID courses and workshop opportunities, visit the Upcoming Events page.

Current Combined LID Registration and Certification Database

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