For affected soil areas, wetting agents may help relieve the particle tensions so water can more easily percolate deeper into the soil. Soil aeration will assist the breakdown of organic matter. Over time improvements can be slowly made.
Ohio Bill 458 was signed into law In December 2012. The new law has a few changes to the familiar call-before-you-dig program that contractors need to know. The goes into effect March 27, 2013. All aspects of the law will be operational by July 1, 2013.
As mentioned, The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is looking at the work done so far to see if it can compliment the LEEDS program. It will be interesting to watch if LEEDS adopts any of the practices SITES develops.