Incentives, rather than rules alone, favored by many municipalities to reduce flow from private property. Often administered by stormwater utilities.
Credits have proven useful in many communities as a "carrot" that can be deployed alongside the "stick" of regulation. Often based on percentage reduction in impervious surface, credits encourage the preservation of natural areas and the reduction of the volume of stormwater runoff. The guide demonstrates how tree boxes and tree trenches can earn stormwater credits. T