The Stormwater Planning Guidebook is structured to meet the information needs of different audiences: from senior managers and elected officials… to those professional planning and engineering staff who are tasked with implementing early action… to land developers and the consulting community.
Rainwater harvesting is the practice of collecting rainwater for beneficial use. Usually this refers to collection of rainwater from a rooftop and storing it in tanks and cisterns for later use in or near the point of collection. The use of rain barrels is a simple form of rainwater harvesting, although larger storage systems are required to serve most uses.
The goal of this report is to provide all Canadian local governments with an introduction to stormwater user fees and to the various other tools that they can implement to take an integrated approach to better urban stormwater management through the use of green infrastructure.