Posted: 1/19/2018 3:36 PM
Precipitation is Nature's way of
filling Earth's water tank. Without
rain and snow, streams would
disappear and wells would dry up.
Unfortunately, too many consider
stormwater a nuisance to be rushed
downstream as soon as it falls. But
allowing stormwater to soak into the
ground is an essential part of
maintaining groundwater supplies as
well as healthy creeks and streams.
Here are some ways you can "Love
your Stormwater" and protect local
Tips for managing stormwater
1) Plant Trees! Trees slow stormwater
and help it soak into the ground.
2) Install Rain Barrels. Capture water
for use in gardens or slow release into
3) Reduce Lawn Mowing. Dedicate
part of your yard to lush leafy plants
rather than turf grass.
4) Reduce Chemical Use. Fertilizers,
weed killers and coal-based driveway
sealants all end up in the creek after a
5) Reduce Paving. There are many
convenient alternatives to traditional
pavement that reduce run-off.
6) Go Native. Native trees, shrubs and
perennials are better suited for local
weather and soil conditions.