Conserving Water this Fall
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MANAGE STORMWATER ON YOUR PROPERTY THIS SEASON:
- Plant trees. Fall is a perfect time for planting trees and shrubs. Be sure to plant species native to PA.
- Prune your trees, shrubs, and perennials. Fall is the best time to prune trees and other plants in your yard. Pruning allows them to jump-start their growth and utilize more stormwater.
- Clear leaves and debris from gutters. After cleaning your gutters, install a rain barrel at the end of your downspout to reduce the amount of stormwater running off of your property.
- Keep storm drains near your property clear of trash and debris. Since they flow directly into local waterways, it is important that only water enters storm drains.