Rain Barrel

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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MANAGE WATER WHERE IT FALLS

We need your help caring for our rivers and Lake Michigan by using natural solutions to water pollution. Doing so can also reduce the risk of water damage to your home and save money by using free water wisely. Consider this:

One Inch of Rain on MMSD's Service Area = 7.1 Billion Gallons of Water

By managing water where it falls, we can:
  • Help protect rivers and lakes from water pollution.
  • Keep it from becoming someone else's headache downstream.
  • Reduce the risk of basement backups and sewer overflows.
What is Green Infrastructure?

It captures, absorbs or stores rain and melting snow, taking on numerous shapes and sizes from 55 gallon rain barrels to trees and porous pavers for parking lots, driveways and sidewalks. You can see green roofs on buildings or bioswales along city streets.