Keep waterways clean. Help your city address stormwater runoff.


The best way for communities to keep their waterways clean is to address the problem of stormwater runoff. Bring to the next meeting of your city council examples of what other cities around the country are doing to encourage private homeowners and institutions to use landscaping and changes in drainage patterns to reduce the amount of water enteringmunicipal stormwater and sewage systems. Start here to see great examples from cities and towns near you. NRDC provides many more strategies and examples for addressing stormwater runoff in new development and redevelopment in the report Stormwater Strategies: Community Responses to Runoff Pollution.