Check out this video from StormwaterPA about the simplicity of rain barrels and the positive impact they have on our environment and drinking water! Rain Barrels are easy to install, provide free water for non-drinking use--and best of all, make a real difference to or rivers and streams!
The Sustainable 19125 & 19134 website is your one-stop shop for free stuff and information about all things sustainable!
Whether you need something small like a recycling bin or want help working on a bigger project combating storm water runoff around your home, we’ll connect you to the free stuff you need to help keep your sustainable gears going! Free Stuff!
Slowing Rainwater Runoff Block by Block
In cities, we have severely altered the natural water cycle; during storms, this can cause street and basement flooding and result in rainwater carrying pollution into our rivers and streams. Greening movements all over the country are finding new ways to manage this problem and are considering stormwater runoff as a resource instead of a waste.
Check out this video from StormwaterPA about how/why you should install a rain garden! A rain garden is an landscaped area planted with wildflowers and other vegetation (preferably native to the area) that has been designed to collect water that runs off a roof, driveway, or other parts of a property. Rain gardens are intended to fill with water during storms and slowly filter the water into the ground. During heavy rains, they can prevent storm sewer overflows that can end up in our rivers and streams.
Free, Water Conservation
Rain Check is a Philadelphia Water Department program that helps residents manage stormwater and beautify their homes.