- Whenever possible, use alternatives to pavement when you need a solid surface.
Look for ways to encourage water to infiltrate into the earth, rather than to run off it.
- Look for ways to redirect spout water onto unpaved surfaces or into a rain barrel for later use.
Slow the flow of water over your property and allow it to infiltrate into the earth. This reduces the volume of runoff entering storm drain pipes and encourages recharge of the groundwater system.