Though originally formed for flood management in 1959, Coon Creek Watershed District incorporated water quality protection issues into its Mission Statement in 1990 with a focus on "Managing groundwater and the surface water drainage system to:
Prevent property damage
Maintain hydrologic balance
Protect water quality for the safety and enjoyment of citizens and the preservation and enhancement of wildlife."
Low Impact Development (LID) is a design process that is being added to the management ‘toolbox’ at watershed districts. The goal of LID is to mimic the predevelopment landscape processes of a site after its development.