Reducing stormwater runoff
There are many ways to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff coming from your property. A few choices include:
"CAPTURE" THE RAIN
Did you know: A PNW conifer intercepts and transpires as much as 30% of the rain that falls on it each year. (Herrera Environmental Consultants, 2008)
"COLLECT" THE RAIN
Did you know: ¼” of rain falling on a 1,400 SF roof will generate over 200 gallons of runoff in a brief storm!
Important information: Collected rainwater should not be used for drinking or watering food-producing plants.
"DISPERSE" THE RAIN
Important information: Avoid infiltration on or near slopes, bluffs, structures or septic systems, areas with shallow groundwater, or where you might adversely impact your neighbor.