PlaNYC: Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan

New York City and New York City
Created: 12/30/2008 - Updated: 2/19/2018


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.

Published On

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Water Resources
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Flow patterns
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development