Helpful Ways to Improve Residential Stormwater Quality

Residential property makes up almost half of the non-agricultural land of the City of Murfreesboro. The activities of homeowners make a significant difference to stormwater runoff quality and stream quality.

Piles of grass clippings or leaves in front of houses add up to a blocked storm drain. A gallon of soapy water here and there adds up to a sudsy stream. An inch of runoff from your property added to an inch of runoff from an entire subdivision adds up to millions of gallons entering the storm drain system and local streams.

How homeowners can be good stewards of water resources: