The New Hampshire Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management Do-It-Yourself Stormwater Solutions for Your Home was developed to help residential homeowners better manage stormwater on their properties. It can also be used by communities as an outreach tool to encourage better stormwater management on private properties.
This practical guide provides fact sheets with step-by-step instructions to install do-it-yourself stormwater treatment practices, such as dry wells and rain gardens. These stormwater treatment practices, also called low impact development (LID) practices, help protect nearby streams and ponds from stormwater pollution, and help reduce flooding, create wildlife habitat, recharge groundwater, and conserve water resources.
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- Cover and Table of Contents
- Do-It-Yourself Stormwater Management
- Good Housekeeping
- Special Thanks
New Hampshire Residential Loading Model **BETA**
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has created a modeling tool for homeowners to estimate their nutrient footprint call The New Hampshire Residential Loading Model.
This model is based on the Center for Watershed Protection’s Runoff Reduction Method. It is designed for property owners to estimate the loading of nutrients, specifically phosphorus and nitrogen, running off of their properties. This model can be used to:
- Calculate a property’s phosphorus or nitrogen “footprint”, which is how much phosphorus or nitrogen a property contributes to the watershed in which it is located.
- Calculate the benefit of installing LID practices on a property.
- Compare the existing and planned future conditions of a property with different stormwater treatment scenarios. For example, to estimate the impact that building a garage or the impact that constructing a rain garden on your property would have on nutrient loading.
- Determine if a property meets a targeted nutrient goal or nutrient reduction for its watershed, if a target goal or reduction has been set.
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