Design of bioretention systems
This Standard provides requirements and recommendations for the design of bioretention systems intended for the management of urban stormwater runoff.
1.2 Bioretention systems covered by this Standard
The following types of bioretention systems are covered by this Standard:
bioretention with underdrain and with no underdrain;
biofilters (impermeable liner); and
bioretention planters and bioretention bump-outs (curb extensions).
1.3 Bioretention systems not covered by this Standard
The following sub-types of bioretention systems are not covered by this Standard:
tree trenches or pits; and
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