Rain Catchers Program Reduces Stormwater Impact

Durham stormwater utility enlists the general public in an award-winning campaign to tackle small projects on private property.
Rain Catchers Program Reduces Stormwater Impact
Laura Webb Smith, public education coordinator with the Stormwater and GIS Services Division of the Durham Public Works Department, checks the water clarity of South Ellerbe Creek in Durham, North Carolina. (Photography by Al Drago)

Durham, North Carolina, has no small challenge when it comes to managing the community’s stormwater.

The city has to do more than just make sure the rain gets out of the way. It’s also charged with keeping the runoff from polluting local drinking water supplies — the same...

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