Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach to land development that focuses on using practices that minimize the impact of construction and development on the environment. Here are some reasons why LID is important and why you may need it:

  1. Environmental Protection: LID practices help to protect the environment by minimizing soil disturbance, preserving natural vegetation, reducing runoff, and enhancing water quality.
  2. Water Conservation: LID practices help to conserve water by promoting the use of natural systems, such as rain gardens, green roofs, and bioswales. These natural systems can capture, store, and filter water on-site. This can help reduce the demand for municipal water and reduce the risk of water shortages.
  3. Cost Savings: LID practices can help reduce construction costs by minimizing the need for expensive infrastructure, such as stormwater ponds, and reducing the amount of land that needs to be excavated.
  4. Aesthetics: LID practices can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a development by incorporating green spaces and natural features that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors.
  5. Compliance: In many areas, there are regulations and policies that require LID practices to be incorporated into new development projects. By using LID practices, developers can ensure that their projects comply with these regulations and avoid costly fines and delays.
  6. Improved Property Value: LID practices can improve the value of a property by making it more attractive to potential buyers and tenants who are looking for sustainable and environmentally friendly developments.

Overall, LID is an important approach to land development that can help protect the environment, conserve water, reduce costs, and improve the value of your property. By working with a professional LID service provider, you can ensure that your development project is planned and executed in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.

Founded in 1982, The Eden Group is a civil and structural engineering company based out of Los Angeles and Big Bear Lake. We have a team of professional licensed engineers to help move your project from A to Z. Our services include pre-development phase, research and design, civil engineering, structural engineering, and construction management among others.


With over 2,200 projects completed, we have accumulated the knowledge and expertise to work on any project, big or small, residential, or commercial, and all in-between. Over the years we have built great relations with city officials and city departments which gives us an advantage in processing plans and moving projects forward in an efficient, cost effective, and timely manner.