There are so many small changes that you can make at home to protect the environment. Here are four easy tips to help reduce water pollution in Raleigh.
- Plant a rain garden in your yard. Features like this clean and soak up rainwater instead of flowing directly to nearby streets and streams. This is good for the environment!
- Recycle rainwater with a rain barrel or cistern. This is an affordable way to also capture stormwater runoff when it rains. You can use the water to wash your car or water your yard/garden.
- Throw away your garbage and recycle. Items like pet waste, soapy water, mud, paint, oil, and fertilizer can cause water pollution.
- Volunteer with us! We're always looking for people to help clean up or monitor streams. You can help us make sure streams are healthy.