EDUCATION & ACTION
Low Impact Development: Let the Rain Soak In
Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach to work with nature to manage stormwater as close to where it falls as possible. LID employs principles such as preserving and re-creating natural landscape features, and minimizing impervious (hard) surfaces to create functional and appealing site drainage that treats stormwater as a resource rather than a waste product.
There are many practices that have been used to adhere to these principles such as bio-retention facilities, rain gardens, vegetated rooftops, rain barrels, and permeable pavements. By implementing LID principles and practices, stormwater can be managed in a way that reduces the impact of built areas and promotes the natural movement of water within an ecosystem.
Rain Gardens are designed and built to collect and infiltrate stormwater. They can be adapted to smaller residential and commercial properties and add a lovely landscape amenity while providing water quality benefits. Rain Gardens look similar to a landscaped garden on the surface, but underground they are very different. Learn more about Rain Gardens and the programs available to Lacey Residents
Highly trained and capable volunteer Stormwater Stewards are ready to help you learn how to reduce stormwater runoff from your home and landscape. Learn more and schedule your free site inspection or even receive free training to become a Stormwater Steward.