In 2016, the StormwaterWise Landscapes program achieved a milestone of 150 runoff-reducing projects! The StormwaterWise Landscapes program provides matching grants for Arlington property owners to reduce stormwater runoff from their property. Approved projects include pavement removal, pervious driveways and patios, rain gardens, or conservation landscaping. Check out some of the complete projects in the photos below.
Stormwater is rain that flows over the land, into a storm drain and then into the nearest water body, without any treatment. Stormwater runoff carries pollutants such as fertilizer, oil, bacteria and sediment into Arlington’s streams. The practices funded by the StormwaterWise program collect or slow down stormwater, and help keep pollutants out of Arlington’s streams.
Applications for the StormwaterWise Landscapes program will be accepted from March 1 – April 30, 2017! Single family homeowners, businesses, churches, and HOAs are all eligible to apply. Potential applicants should visit the StormwaterWise Landscapes page to learn more about the program, and to submit their application.