Residents can help restore and protect our watershed in a variety of ways. The following resources are courtesy of the Philadelphia Water Department.
For an overview of everything residents can do, download the Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management.
Clean Stormwater Tips
Many of our everyday activities can have a negative effect on our city’s water resources. With a few basic changes, we can all help minimize stormwater runoff and pollution. Take a look at these simple things you can do at home to improve the health of our watershed.
Green Home Projects
Check out the following links for tips and project ideas to help manage and reduce stormwater at home.
- Container Gardens
- Downspout Planters
- Dry Wells
- Green Roofs [Check out our additional green roof resources!]
- Porous Pavement
- Rain Barrels [Check out our additional rain barrel resources!]
- Rain Gardens [Check out our additional rain garden resources!]
- Trees [Check out our additional tree planting resources!]
- Wildflower Meadows