Tools for Homeowners

Manage stormwater on your property

WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS…BUT YOU’LL BE READY

When it rains, water can’t soak into surfaces like driveways and roads – instead it runs off into streets and storm sewers, and takes with it a number of pollutants like oils, fertilizers, salt, dirt and garbage. Our aging municipal infrastructure is feeling the pressure of ever-increasing rain intensities and hard surfaces.

Fortunately, you can make simple changes to your property to drastically help manage stormwater. Not only can you reduce the potential for flooding on your property, but you can also harvest rainwater for your gardens, reducing your water bill! Reducing runoff can help minimize the impact on lakes and streams, and help encourage rainwater to soak into the ground to recharge our groundwater aquifers.

Benefits for property owners

A handy stormwater dictionary

Tools to assess your needs

Solutions to stormwater 

Wave