Urban Runoff Reduction
- Sweep sidewalks and driveways instead of washing them down with a hose.
- Replace conventional asphalt and concrete surfaces with permeable surfaces such as wheel tracks, pervious concrete and unit pavers. See more information on permeable surfaces.
- Consider planting vegetation on your rooftop to create a “green roof” that will help capture rainwater (requires separate review). Green roofs also provide increased energy efficiency and insulation. See more information on green roofs.
- Use a rain garden to collect rooftop runoff. See more information on rain gardens.