Lee County Extension
Florida Yards and Neighborhoods
Reduce Stormwater Runoff


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Reduce Stormwater Runoff

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3 Roof runoff (with or without downspouts) drains onto lawn or landscaped areas rather than onto impervious surfaces like concrete or asphalt. 93
1 No thinly vegetated areas prone to erosion are present. 33
2 Pervious surfaces, such as mulch, bricks, gravel, porous pavers, or flagstone are used for walkways, patios, and driveways. 95
2 Rainwater is collected and used to water plants. 94
2 Rain gardens, swales or terracing catch or filter stormwater runoff. 93
1 Pollutants such as pet waste and car oils are cleaned up and kept out of the storm drains.  
1 Street gutters are kept free of grass clippings, trash and debris.  
 

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