We know that stormwater management is crucial for the health of our watershed, but it isn't free. Your tax dollars support our built MS4 infrastructure of catch basins, drainage ponds and swales that help separate large items of litter, settle sediment, and filter impurities from stormwater before it enters our surface water, making the public an essential voice in designing stormwater management plans and policy.
As urban development increases, pressure on our storm sewers and surface water will continue to grow. The GLRC hopes to engage and equip the public with the knowledge to help shape stormwater management plans that meet their communities' current and future needs.
Communities around the country and state have developed different strategies for protecting their natural and built resources. From community funded rain gardens that minimize the amount of runoff entering the system, to charging fees to landowners based on impervious acreage, there are options.
Visit this page to keep current on what's happening around the country and to learn about the creative solutions others have proposed or implemented, and share your opinions with your local and state representatives.