PROTECT YOUR INVE$TMENT! – Keep Our Lakes Clean
What’s The Problem?
- Storm water runoff is the #1 pollution threat to our lakes.
- Storm water runoff picks up polluting hitchhikers such as soil, fertilizers, pesticides, manure and petroleum products.
- Runoff happens when we build roads, houses, lawns and driveways without compensating for the elimination of forested areas, which would otherwise absorb the water.
- Even common soil is a real pollutant. It contains lots of phosphorus that causes algae to grow heavily and interfere with water clarity.
- Runoff can also contain harmful bacteria, viruses and toxic materials from the land.
What Can You Do?
- all AWWA for a free consultation about your property and how you can make it more lake friendly.
- Visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for Do-It-Yourself guides to Conservation Practices such as rain gardens, runoff diverters, infiltration steps and more to slow the flow of stormwater across your property and into the lake.
- Check out the New Hampshire Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management: Do-It-Yourself Stormwater Solutions for Your Home developed by the NH Dept. of Environmental Services.
Download our Conservation Practices for Homeowners Brochure
Download the PDF versions of the “Do-It-Yourself guides to Conservation