The 2006 Legislature appropriated $2.5 million to provide grants to local governments in the Puget Sound Basin to fund low impact development (LID) stormwater management projects to meet critical stormwater management needs to protect and restore water quality. The program was included in the Governor’s 2006 Supplemental Budget and is an integral part of the Governor’s “Puget Sound Initiative.”
LID uses site-specific engineered systems that mimic predevelopment conditions when it rains. Many factors, such as soil type and drainage, storm events, and the type of development are evaluated to determine the type of LID techniques best fit the site.
Ecology awarded 10 grants in November 2006. The projects should complete construction by 2008. For two to three years following construction, the grant recipients will perform water quality monitoring and continue education and outreach programs. Because most recipients just completed construction, there is no monitoring data yet available.
In cooperation with the grant recipients, Ecology created stories about each of the projects that describe the following:
Below is a list the funded projects. The implemented LID practices are in parentheses: (Click on map points to read their stories)
Permit contact info
LID Technical Manual
Washington State University Extension www.capps.wsu.edu/conferences/lidworkshops/
Puget Sound Partnership www.psp.wa.gov
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