Neighborhood Water Wise

waterwise_teamHow we manage rainwater on our property or on public land affects city dra
inage on a larger scale. It is the collective impact that can either worsen or improve drainage issues for our streets and neighborhoods. Improving drainage begins with how we allow rainwater to interact with our individual home lot or on our street.

Water Wise NOLA has put together a workshop lasting an hour and a half to address do-it yourself, practical, affordable solutions. We call these solutions “green infrastructure” — in contrast to traditional concrete and pipe solutions, “gray infrastructure.”
Retaining water strategically on your property means:

  • Less water entering the municipal drainage system
  • Less overfilling of city drainage pipes and canals
  • Less burden on our pumping system
  • Less pollutants in Lake Pontchartrain
  • Less subsidence or sinking and shifting of our streets and foundations
  • Less worry about localized flooding

Presented by water professionals and enthusiasts, the workshop will cover the following topics:

  • How to look at the big picture
  • The basics of green infrastructure
  • How to assess drainage on your home lot
  • Recipes for drainage improvements
  • Rain barrel building and installation

Please see our WORKSHOPS page for upcoming workshops in your neighborhood!

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2 thoughts on “Neighborhood Water Wise

    1. sstrasserdba Post author

      Hi Steve – I dropped the ball with a follow up text to you. The next Sip N Stroll is this Saturday, January 28, starting at 814 N. Robertson. The sip starts at 10 a.m. then on up the Lafitte Greenway to the Broad St. SWB pumping station. –Hilairie

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