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Low Impact Development

aka Green Stormwater management

Low Impact Development (LID) is a stormwater management strategy that emphasizes conservation and use of existing natural site features integrated with distributed, small-scale stormwater controls. These implementations more closely mimic natural hydrologic patterns in residential, commercial and industrial settings. LID practices can be valuable tools to reduce the adverse effects of stormwater runoff on streams, lakes, wetlands, and Puget Sound.

On this page, you can explore the following resources:

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  • Resources for landscape professionals
  • LID Fact Sheets
  • Permeable Pavers: Informational Videos
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Permeable Pavement resources

Permeable Pavement Options

This 11½ minute video provides a brief overview of permeable pavement options for improved stormwater management. The program is based on an residential street demonstration project located in Puyallup, WA, and features Mark Palmer, the City Engineer. 

 


Maintenance for Permeable Pavements

This 7½ minute video provides a brief look at key preventative and restorative maintenance methods for several commonly used permeable pavement options. The program focuses on porous concrete, pervious asphalt, permeable concrete pavers, and aggregate grid systems used primarily in residential settings.