LID is development that results in low impacts on natural resources by trying to mimic more closely the natural water cycle process. This is done by using planning and designs that preserve green space and manage stormwater to minimize increases in flow and pollutants. LID techniques include conservation of forests and sensitive waters, water reuse, and stormwater controls that detain and retain runoff. The RCD has created a guide for homeowners titled Slow it. Spread it. Sink it! that provides an array of information for those interested in using these techniques at home.