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)
Are you a City of Shelton resident?
Do you want to Plant an Urban Tree?
Mason Conservation District received a grant to provide urban trees to City of Shelton residents to plant on their property to reduce stormwater impacts and pollution from entering Goldsborough or Shelton Creeks. Click here to learn more.
"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 often has significant contaminants that must be removed before the water is considered safe for consumption. For regulation purposes, the Washington Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water considers rainwater to be surface water subject to the requirements of the Surface Water Treatment Rule. If you want to use rainwater as your sole water supply when building a new home, contact your local county planning department. More information about Rainwater collection can be found at Department of Ecology website.
"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.
Managing Stormwater Presentation 12/13/2022
Mason Conservation District
450 W Business Park RD
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: (360) 427-9436
Fax: (360) 427-4396