Over the area of 1 acre, a 1 inch rainfall event produces 27,154 gallons of water (about 679 bathtubs full).

As a homeowner there are many ways that you can implement conservation on your land and in your home. Just to name a few:

  • plant a pollinator habitat
  • apply lawn chemicals responsibly
  • dispose of household waster properly
  • picking up pet waste
  • keeping storm drains clear
  • planting a rain garden
  • installing a rain barrel

If you have any questions about how to conserve the soil and water resources around your home, give us a call! We’d be glad to help.

Check out these homeowner resources

NRCS Backyard Conservation Tips

Elkhart County Purdue Extension

Michiana Master Gardeners

EPA How’s my Waterway?

Rain Garden/Rain Barrel Incentive Program

Household Hazardous Waste in Elkhart County

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