Do Your Part
How Can You Improve Stormwater Quality?
This page provides information on how you can limit your impacts on stormwater, including maintaining your septic system, limiting the use of fertilizers, and cleaning up your pets waste. There is also information on how to create rain gardens that reduce storm runoff.
Anything on the ground, no matter how far away from the stormwater drainage system, eventually ends up in a nearby waterway. Waste can enter bodies of water directly, but can also enter bodies of water indirectly through storm drains, manholes, and grass ditches because all of these convey runoff to the closest body of water.
Protect your home investment and avoid costly replacement by doing your part and following 5 important tips.
Stormwater runoff can have negative effects on water quality in James City County. Excessive nutrients and sediment are 2 of the greatest pollutants impacting the Chesapeake Bay.
Rain gardens are attractive, basin-like, landscape features that reduce storm runoff, filter pollution and recharge groundwater.
Pet waste contains nutrients that can cause weeds and algae to grow more rapidly which greatly impacts the health of our waterways.