Stormwater leaves your property in the form of runoff from driveways and lawns. Since this stormwater eventually reaches lakes and streams, every homeowner has a role to play in improving local water quality. Less water leaving your property means less pollution in the water bodies that serve as drinking water resources, recreational areas, and habitat.
Explore the links on this page to find out more about what you can do at home to reduce your impact on stormwater, and how you can take an active part in community efforts to protect water resources.
Are you considering adding a new stormwater management or treatment system on your property? Check out the Stormwater Management Toolbox we developed just for you! This document describes the types of stormwater systems that are appropriate for residential and small business properties, and will help you determine which are suitable for the conditions at your property.