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Clean Water for Your Home and Yard

We all own waterfront property! Even if you aren't living on a lake, stream or wetland, what you do on your property affects the health of nearby bodies of water.

In most urban and suburban areas, your street connects to downstream lakes, wetlands and streams through the storm sewer system. Water runs off your street and yard into storm sewers, collecting pollutants along the way, and eventually makes it into our lakes and streams.

How can you help to protect and improve clean water?

Check out the articles in this section on rain gardens, rain barrels, native plants, green roofs, and more.