Why reduce stormwater runoff?

Reducing stormwater runoff means less severe flooding, less erosion, less pollution and sediment entering our rivers and lakes and overall less reliance on water to keep our landscapes lush and colorful.

Urbanization has increased the impervious surfaces (roof-tops, concrete, patios, even lawns) in our environment. Water runs right off impenetrable surfaces and into storm drains, picking up chemicals and waste along the way, ultimately contaminating our streams and lakes.

Runoff prevents the recharge of groundwater, as we also lose water for landscape irrigation. Instead we rely on treated municipal water, adding to the demand on an increasingly stressed water supply.

Rain gardens create a natural process of capturing, absorbing and filtering water, so your landscape can take advantage of precious rainfall, and our impact on our stressed Eco-system is minimized.

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