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Rain barrel and downspout

CAPTURE STORMWATER WITH GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

Diverting stormwater from the system prevents flooding.

Green infrastructure is an approach to water management that protects, restores, or mimics the natural water cycle by allowing rain to filter into the ground. Rain gardens, green roofs, porous pavement, and other green infrastructure technologies slow the flow of stormwater, filter it, help eliminate sewage overflows, and reduce localized flooding.

Keep the rain that falls on your property out of the storm drain by making your home and property as rain-friendly as possible, recharging water into the ground with rain gardens and pervious pavement and/or driveway, or collecting it in rain barrels attached to your downspouts for use after the storm.

Become informed about stormwater management best practices and encourage your community to upgrade your storm and sewage systems, using both traditional and green infrastructure solutions. Learn more at www.ReduceRunoff.org.

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