The ICMA offers a tool for estimating impacts of land use change. If you know the soil type and dimensions of a proposed development project, you can use this online tool to estimate community impacts.
In partnership with EPA Region 5 and Purdue University, the Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN) launched an online tool to help local government planners measure the water quality impacts of land use changes. Based on community-specific climate data, the online tool estimates changes in recharge, runoff, and nonpoint source pollution resulting from proposed development.
To use the tool and for more information, visit LGEAN.