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This Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan is a key initiative of PlaNYC, the City’s plan for a greener, greater New York. PlaNYC’s water quality goal is to improve public access to our tributaries from 48 percent today to 90 percent by 2030.

This Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan is the product of an interagency task force. It is the City’s first comprehensive analysis of the costs and benefits of those alternative methods for controlling stormwater. This Plan provides a framework for testing, assessing, and implementing small installations to control stormwater at its source, which are known by various terms – source controls, green infrastructure, low impact development, best management practices, or BMPs.

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New York, New York

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New York City. (2008). PlaNYC: Sustainable stormwater management plan. Retrieved from CAKE: