Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI)
Managing stormwater runoff at a community level can require an engineered solution. Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), also known as Low Impact Development (LID), is a cost-effective, resilient approach to managing wet weather impacts that provides many community benefits.
GSI includes the range of structural and non-structural, retention and detention measures that infiltrate, evaporate, detain, filter, or store stormwater runoff closer to the source. The goal of GSI is to mitigate the runoff produced from site development.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has an extensive Green Infrastructure Website, including how to get started, technical guidance and funding opportunities.
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program has developed a plant guide specifically for GSI use, and offers a certification training in GSI Maintenance.