There are many things you can do to protect the health of your streams and prevent flooding issues downstream!
As storm water runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots, curb gutters), it accumulates debris, oils, greases, chemicals, sediments, or other pollutants that could adversely affect water quality if the runoff is discharged without being treated.
Most storm water runoff is not treated for water quality before it reaches a ditch, stream, or river. However, there are many things that you can do to help!
The Montgomery SWCD has a variety of programs that will help you to improve the quality of the water as well as reducing the amount of storm water that leaves your property. There are also little habits that you can change that add up to big results. Many of them are very simple!