More Long Term Approaches

Keep stormwater on your property by employing these residential practices:

Use Rain Gutters to Channel Water to Porous Areas or Use Rain Barrels


Create Rain Gardens and Infiltration Swales


Use Alternatives to Impervious Surfaces

Whenever possible

use bricks, gravel, turf block (A), mulch, pervious concrete (B),

       Figure (A)                              Figure (B)

or other porous materials for sidewalks, driveways or patios. These (frequently cheaper!) materials allow rainwater to seep into the ground, helping to filter pollutants and reducing the amount of run-off from your yard.

Use wheel tracks, (C) in place of full width paved drives.

         Figure (C)

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