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Jacob, J., Lopez,R. 2009. Is Denser Greener? An Evaluation of Higher Density Development as an Urban Stormwater Quality Best Management Practice. Journal of American Water Resource. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Middleburg, VA. Volume 45, Number 6. Pages 1533-1535.
BMP, Model, policy, urban, Stormwater
A spreadsheet model was used to evaluate the benefits of high-density development on water quality. Water quality improvements were measured using total runoff volume and per acre loadings for total phosphorous, total nitrogen, and total suspended solids. Results showed that doubling standard suburban densities from about 3 to 5 dwelling units per acre (DUA) to 8 DUA improved water quality more than traditional BMPs.