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Three Easy Ways to Reduce Rain Barrel Flooding

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Rain barrels can be extremely effective at reducing stormwater pollution and our clients love them!  But they are not always trouble-free. Have you been having any issues with your rain barrel in the recent storms? After we experienced a storm…

The Life Of A Rain Barrel

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Have you ever wondered where those blue and white barrels come from, those “rain barrels”?  You may have heard that they’re recycled, but what does that mean? And how about “food-grade”? Come along for a trip from start to finish…

A Rain Garden Today Keeps Stormwater Away

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Rain is great. I heartily encourage my kids to stick out their tongues and catch a few cold drops of precious spring moisture every April. Rain on impervious surfaces, however, is bad. In our developed environment, impervious surfaces such as…

Water Pollution Connections: Part 2 of 2

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Last week, in the first part of this two part series on water pollution, I explored the connection between energy, water, and pollution. This week my focus is on the home: how water and pollution are connected to where we…

Four Ways to Reduce Winter Stormwater Pollution

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Controlling stormwater pollution is a year-round concern, one that matters in winter just as much as spring and summer. When the temperature drops, vast amounts of deicing chemicals are dumped by the truckload across our roads, sidewalks, and driveways. With each thaw,…