Tips for Healthy Groundwater Conservation
Spring – When it rains, it drains. Keep contaminants from storm drains.
Spring – Storm flows are wasted if left to run down a storm drain when needed in the garden.
Spring – Lessen the need to water your plants by adding mulch to the flower bed.
Spring – Install rain barrels or cistern. Collect rain water for garden use.
Spring – Create mini basins around trees and shrubs to catch rain run-off.
Spring – Visit www.doylestownpa.org to take our Stormwater Survey. We want your opinion on the water in the Township!
Summer – Collect flows in a yard cistern and sprinkle on garden in summer months.
Summer – Save ground water, collect and use rain water in your garden.
Summer -Water new plants with gray or recycled bath water.
Summer – Clean streams help to foster clean water supply.
Summer – Water your lawn before sunrise and avoid excess evaporation loss.
Summer – Wash car on lawn rather than on driveway. Use no soap and save water & dollars.
Summer – Wastewater generated from laundry, dishwashing, bathing, etc. should go into your sewer or septic system. Connecting to the storm drain is illegal and pollutes!
Fall – Check faucets & toilets for leaks. Make repairs and save water & dollars.
Fall – Create rain gardens; use less groundwater in your landscape.
Fall – reduce evaporation of pool water, cover with floating pool cover.
Fall – Reduce water use, plant drought tolerant plants in your landscape.
Fall – As the colors change and the leaves fall, please keep your storm drain clear of these and other debris, and you will be worry free.
Winter – Conserve water; conserve dollars.
Winter – Repair all water leaks and save water and money.
Winter – Install water saving devices in your home. Save water and dollars.
Winter – Even if it’s cold outside, we all have to follow the law regarding illicit discharge. Call 215-348-4220 to report any illegal dumping or polluting to the Police.