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

https://pecpa.org/wp-content/uploads/Water-Resources-Maintaining-Stormwater-Basins.pdf

Lawn Reduction and Meadow Creation and Management

https://conservationtools.org/library_items/1441-How-to-Create-a-Meadow-in-Southeastern-Pennsylvania-The-Basics
https://www.massaudubon.org/content/download/19413/274073/file/Best-Management-Practices_Grasslands.pdf