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A cistern is a large tank that collects rainwater from your roof. Cisterns are most appropriate when you have significant outdoor water needs.

Learn more about using a cistern.

Conservation Landscapes

Conservation landscapes are designed to benefit local streams and the Chesapeake Bay by using native plants as a low-cost alternative to traditional landscapes.

Learn more about planting conservation landscapes.

Downspout Redirection

Redirected downspouts slow runoff and help water soak into the ground.

Learn more about how to redirect your downspout.

Dry Wells

Dry wells are gravel-filled areas in your yard that store rainwater underground.

Learn more about dry wells.

Green Roofs

A green roof is a roof made up of layers of soil and plants on its surface. As a result, less rainwater — and accompanying pollutants — run off the roof and into nearby storm drains and streams.

Learn more about installing a green roof.

Pavement Removal

Pavement removal increases the amount of permeable ground on your property.

Learn more about removing pavement from your yard.

Pervious Surface Options

Pervious surfaces can be used for driveways, walkways and patios, and are as functional as traditional materials.

Learn more about pervious pavement options.

Rain Barrels

Rain barrels are containers connected to your downspouts to collect runoff from your roof.

Learn more about how to install a rain barrel.

Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are a cost effective option to solve drainage problems and reduce runoff from your yard.

Learn more about rain gardens.

Tree Planting

Planting trees provides many benefits to a community. Among other benefits, tree roots stabilize stream banks and absorb rainwater.

Learn more about planting and care of trees.