Infiltration as a Stormwater Management Component

by H. Earl Shaver, Water Resources Administration, Annapolis, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Runoff Quality: Impact and Quality Enhancement Technology


This paper discusses the implementation of infiltration practices in Maryland. The benefits of infiltration are briefly discussed along with the regulatory background. Standards and Specifications for Infiltration Practices have been developed and provide a framework for proper design and construction. Feasibility tests are presented along with appropriate design methodologies. Experiences with implementation in Maryland are discussed along with additional related research activities. Some conclusions are also presented based on the efforts underway at this time.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Infiltration | Management methods | Frames | Building codes | Feasibility studies | Runoff | Drainage | Maryland | United States

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