WaterRich – water recycling, infiltration and conservation for the home

Do you want to reduce your potable water use? Improve rain water management or drainage issues on your property? Build a rain garden? Install rain barrels? The WaterRICH Program can help.

WaterRICH is a RiverLink Initiative to assist homeowners in understanding rainwater management.  Through the program, RiverLink provides an on-line resource designed specifically for smaller sites and private individuals.  WaterRICH will teach you how to harvest rainwater, create garden features which promote water seeping into the soil (stormwater features), and reduce outside water needs.

See what WaterRICH can do for you:

  • Reduce use of potable water on landscapes, and your water bill.
  • Increase property values and prevent or fix existing water issues.
  • Assist in reducing pollution into our creeks and the French Broad River, which serves over 1 million people with drinking water and is widely used for recreation.
  • Access the online handbook with step-by step instructions for creating a WaterRICH landscape.
  • Learn to design and construct water quality features, such as raingardens, and install rain barrels, through hands-on workshops and trainings.

Read how to get started and FAQs here


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