What is low impact development (LID)?

Rain gardens are just one of many techniques and design considerations that help capture and move rain water while improving the aesthetics of your property. Low impact development (LID) techniques are specifically designed to manage the rainwater that falls on your property by allowing some to evaporate back into the air, some to absorb into the ground, some to be captured and used later as needed, and the rest to slowly pass into the stormwater system and into nearby streams. Learn more about these techniques in our guide, Managing Rainwater: A Homeowners Improvement Guide for Low Impact Development (LID) in Bothell.

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1. What is a rain garden?
2. Why are rain gardens important?
3. Why build a rain garden?
4. Why use recycled materials in a rain garden?
5. Why use native plants in a rain garden?
6. How can I build a rain garden?
7. What is low impact development (LID)?