With all the rain we had last week, its time to reassess your gutters and downspouts. An organization that protects the James River is offering a way to become part of the solution to reduce water runoff and pollutants from homes and lawns.
The James River Association‘s runoff calculator estimates the runoff created by a given yard. You enter your address, answer some questions about your property, and at the end, you get a number.
Once you determine how much you contribute to the problem, the site offers some simple solutions.
The idea is to make sure water coming off your roof is directed to a place where it has a chance to soak into the ground. Some people use rain barrels to capture water and use it for irrigation.
The runoff calculator is meant to show people how their home is connected to one of the state’s most valuable resources.