Think Green – Spring is Right Around the Corner

With spring right around the corner and lawn preparation underway, now is a good time to take a look at your yard’s watering system. You may not think of your hose and gutters as a “system” but they both can help direct water where you want it most – on your lawn and plants instead of down the storm drains. Instead of directing your gutter downspouts into your driveway or street, direct the rainwater collected by your roof to water your lawn or garden.

Viewer tip: Help your yard soak up free water, while keeping your water bill down and keeping dirty rain water out of your local streams and rivers, like the Anacostia. These resources from EPA will help you get the most out of every rainstorm.

This information is provided by the U.S. EPA Office of Water.

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