Storm Water Management for Residents:

Storm water management protects our environment, reduces flooding to protect people, wildlife and property, supports healthy streams and rivers and creates a healthier more sustainable community for all.

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has excellent resources about what residents can do to manage storm water on their property and recommends:

  • picking up litter and pet waste,
  • minimizing use of pesticides,
  • installing a rain barrel,
  • creating a rain garden,
  • planting native trees and shrubs

Consider some of their publications:

Your Penn State Extension Office also provides excellent resources and publications:

Storm Water Management and Water Basins

Lawn Reduction and Meadow Creation and Management