Remember: LID code requirements differ between Eastern and Western Washington – talk to your Ecology permit manager if you have questions about your jurisdiction’s responsibilities.
Low impact development (LID) will soon be the required method for managing stormwater in Western Washington’s urban areas. Eastern Washington urban areas will also have to allow LID in the near future. The best way to start planning for LID is to break it into pieces:
Understand policy issues and why LID is important to elected officials. Partnering with the Department of Ecology and others, AWC created a series of short videos to help you. Designed for elected and other officials, they explain what LID is and how these stormwater permit requirements present new opportunities and challenges. Watch and learn why this matters to your community.
Low impact development is where green infrastructure and stormwater management meet. What are the terms, the benefits to the community and the landscape, and why it matters in today’s regulatory environment
Low impact development techniques are now the “preferred method” for stormwater management in Washington. Local elected officials need to understand what this means to their jurisdictions and the policy issues they need to consider
Stormwater management best practices are changing in Washington. What do local jurisdictions need to consider when integrating LID into local codes and work programs? Budget, staff training, and community conversations all need to change.
Are you thinking about your Low Impact Development (LID) code review and updates process? Do you need to understand the policy issues and why this is important to you as an elected official? Then watch this webinar recorded on March 19 hosted by the WA Department of Ecology.
Stormwater managers, public works directors, and elected officials will find the resources needed to comply with these requirements through this web portal. Select your region below for tailored information and links.
Are you a stormwater program manager? What are some of the “best practices” for achieving better effectiveness from your local stormwater program? What does current research say that can help you align your program with new permit requirements? Click here for some resources that can help.
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