Engineering > Low Impact Development
There are many practices that have been used to adhere to these principles such as bioretention facilities, rain gardens, vegetated rooftops, rain barrels, and permeable pavements. By implementing LID principles and practices, water can be managed in a way that reduces the impact of built areas and promotes the natural movement of water within an ecosystem or watershed. Applied on a broad scale, LID can maintain or restore a watershed’s hydrologic and ecological functions.
The City of Poulsbo is subject to the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit (NPDES Permit) from the Washington State Department of Ecology. In accordance with the permit, LID methods are designated as the preferred and commonly-used approach to site development and redevelopment. The requirements address design, construction, and maintenance of the LID components.