Water Quality and Conservation


All life needs clean, healthy water to thrive, and every drop that comes out of your faucet, flows down your drains, and runs off your property makes a difference. From storm drains to streams, every person plays a role in creating a community that cares for and conserves its water.


Fats, Oils, and Grease

Fats, oils, and grease are nasty things that can build up in your pipes and effect water quality. Learn more about how you can prevent clogging in your pipes.


Lawn Care

Learn about sustainable ways to take care of your lawn without using chemicals or wasting water.


Pet Waste

Pet waste pollutes our waterways. Do your part by cleaning up after your pet!


Pollination Gardens

Pollination gardens are a great way to increase habitat for pollinators, like bees and butterflies. Check out this link to learn more about what pollinators do for our ecosystems and how to install a garden in your own backyard!


Rain Barrels

A rain barrel is a great tool to collect rain water from the roof of your home. Learn about how you can install a rain barrel in your own backyard! Collected water can be used to water your garden.


Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a garden with a shallow depression that captures runoff from impervious surfaces, such as rooftops, patios, driveways, and parking lots, before it enters the storm water system. Learn more about how you can build your own rain garden at home!


Riparian Buffers

A Riparian Buffer Zone is a vegetated strip or zone along a stream that protects the stream from impacts of our land use. A healthy riparian zone consists of a combination of trees, grasses, shrubs, and perennials. Click here to learn more about funding options and events for future workshops


Septic Care

Did you know that a failing septic system can require expensive repairs, pose a serious health risk to your family and neighbors, and have negative impacts on water quality?


Storm Drains

Learn more about painting storm drains. We have equipment available for checkout!


Water Conservation

Making water conservation part of your daily routine will save both water and money every day. Here are a few things you can do to conserve water.


Water Quality

What do you do to help improve water quality? Here are a few things you can do to help your local watershed.



Winter can be very hard on our infrastructure. These tips can help you prevent leaks that can cost you a lot of money and waste a lot of water.