Manage Rainwater Runoff With Beauty and Style

“Keeping the water cleaner by picking up trash and dog waste, and properly disposing of engine oil helps by keeping the water cleaner.  Water flows more quickly over concrete and other hard surfaces than it does over soil. That can increase the fastest-growing sources of pollution, polluted runoff.”

The growing desire to create a ‘green’ environment combined with the trend of extending our outdoor living space bring functional and decorative ways to manage water on our property. Water management is a great way individual households can help to keep watersheds, rivers, lakes and oceans from filling up with polluted runoff.

Rainwater hits every surface on our property — the roofs of the house and garage, sidewalks, driveway, roads, and lawn and gardens. The more impermeable square footage we have, that is, the more surface area that doesn’t absorb water, the more water runs into the storm sewers which drain into our watersheds.

Read more: https://www.mymotherlode.com/articles/real-estate/152597/manage-rainwater-runoff-beauty-style.html

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