Remember: Only Rain In the Drain
Learn Why It Matters to You.
Our actions, both big and small, have a profound effect on the health of the Reedy River. One way area citizens can help is by ensuring that only stormwater enters storm drains. Just remember – only rain in the drain.
Flowing water picks up pollutants and contaminants from the ground, which can cause major harm to aquatic life and habitats. Water that enters a storm drain goes untreated, flowing directly into larger waterways, like the Reedy River.
What can you do to prevent harmful runoff? Practice ground infiltration. Soil works to absorb water that enters the ground, acting as a natural filter for pollutants. So next time your car needs a wash, park it on grass or a natural surface, and let the soil go to work. This will also reduce flooding and runoff.
We are the Reedy River Water Quality Group. And with your help, we will protect, preserve, and improve water quality in the Reedy.
Want to learn more? Check out these resources:
- Stormwater Management for Homeowners, Friends of the Reedy River
- Stormwater and Pollutants, Greenville Soil and Water
- “Do It on Your Lawn,” Reedy River Water Quality Group