"Federal people were there from Washington to help us," Lewisburg Stormwater Director Robert L. "R.L." Williams said recently during a lengthy interview at his new office in the historic Ladies Restroom building. "They wanted to know if we were involved in smart growth."
"Smart growth," according to Williams, is a development trend that acknowledges realities in the environment.
Principles of smart growth range from building homes closer together so pipes are shorter, and therefore less expensive, to laying out a subdivision based on the topography to avoid stormwater drainage problems.
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