Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

Green Solutions

In addition to disconnecting sump pumps and downspouts, a variety of other green options are available to homeowners interested in reducing the flow of runoff and pollution into our sanitary sewers and, in turn, help protect the environment:

  • Collect roof runoff in rain barrels and use this water later to irrigate your lawn and garden
  • Direct water to grassy or vegetated areas or click here for information on how to construct a rain garden to capture and slow runoff and reduce erosion
  • Consider replacing part of your driveway or walkway with porous pavement, paving stones, and other pervious surfaces
  • Plant trees and other native vegetation to promote infiltration