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Stormwater Issues 101

The greatest source of pollution to our waters is from stormwater runoff. You are going to hear a lot about that in the weeks to come. We will have to do a better job maintaining the stormwater treatment systems like we do for our other utilities. It is time to re-think how we landscape; i.e., reduce the amount of sod used, choose sods that require little fertilization and don’t require sprinkler systems and capture stormwater for future irrigation. If we do not start building stormwater systems with this in mind, when we will get started? So much water is wasted and sent to the waste water treatment plants. Not all this water needs to leave the house or business. We need dual plumbing in the buildings; we need to be prepared to accept gray water even if it is not available now. What are you prepared to do for your part?