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LID installations and the processes that individual organizations and municipalities use to implement their projects vary widely. What works best for your site?

One of the more effective ways to see what will and will not work is to stand back and get a broad overview of your site. What have other municipalities and jurisdictions done that have worked for them? How will your LID installation interact with the watershed that it is in? How do you incorporate LID and Green Infrastructure elements into your project plan?

Incorporating Green Infrastructure into Municipal Projects 

In the report: Lay of the Land Report: Low Impact Development/Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Related Issues in King County, stormwater staff from all jurisdictions in King County, as well as development professionals, provided their insights about the lay of the land of low impact development/green stormwater infrastructure (LID/GSI) and other related stormwater issues such as education, filter systems and street sweeping.

Green Infrastructure Opportunities that Arise During Municipal Operations provides approaches that local government officials and municipal program managers in small to midsize communities can use to incorporate green infrastructure components into work they are doing in public spaces. The document presents examples and case studies of how integrating green infrastructure methods can enhance retrofits and maintenance projects and provide other multiple community benefits.

Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation. Effective management requires a holistic approach that employs a locally tailored mix of on-site and off-site retention, treatment, and use along with pollutant source controls to protect local waters and meet other community and regulatory objectives.