Low Impact Development (LID)

The city LID code is currently being updated as required by the Department of Ecology.  All comments will be considered as part of the code update process. 

Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach to land development/re-development that works with nature to manage stormwater as close to where it falls as possible. The LID approach seeks to mimic pre-development conditions to the greatest degree possible. It can reduce water pollution from runoff, reduce future flooding risk in creeks and lakes, and add green spaces.  It is also required as part of the city's stormwater permit.