Did you know that some chores and housework can actually be the source of water pollution? Here are some tips you can take toward an eco-friendly household.
Building a rain garden is a great way to reduce storm water pollution while also providing an excellent water source for a garden in your own backyard. A rain garden is designed to be a self-watering garden that receives and channels storm water run-off from the roof. To get started on building your own rain […]
Food packaging can make up a large portion of weekly waste in any household. Many people make weekly visits to the grocery store and don’t realize it’s one of the easiest and biggest ways to make an impact. Here are some tips to reduce waste with each trip to the grocery store: Ask yourself […]
Do you have adequate protection on your slopes to minimize the potential for erosion during construction activity? Implementing effective best management practices (BMPs) to temporary stabilize disturbed soil on slopes should be considered during construction activities to reduce the potential for erosion which can result in polluted discharges. The purpose of slope protection during construction […]
It’s “winter” in Hawaii, what’s known as our rainy season. While the rains replenish the islands’ water sources, revitalize our forests and gardens, and refresh our watersheds, they also have the potential to wash pollutants into our storm drains, which can end up in our ocean. We can all do our part to help storm […]
Water Harvesting Humans have been harvesting rainwater for as long as history has been recorded. Records show that rainwater cisterns were in use in ancient societies across the globe dating back to at least 3,000 years ago. China, Egypt, and Rome all had sophisticated collection systems for storing water, and the Romans actually used a […]
In our July e-newsletter, we shared some tips on how to create a rain garden. One very important aspect of a rain garden is the flowers and shrubbery that are planted within it, which help to absorb the water and filter out impurities before they seep underground. Not all plants are appropriate; the ones that […]
It happens every time a heavy downpour occurs – rainwater flows out of your home’s downspouts, sending streams of water across your lawn and driveway, where it collects fertilizer, dirt, debris, and chemicals, and then runs into the storm drain. Storm water runoff is a huge source of water pollution, so preventing as much of […]