Water Recycling, Infiltration, and Conservation for the Home
WaterRICH is a RiverLink initiative to assist individuals in understanding and implementing rainwater management, and encourage residents to become better stewards of our natural resources. The program provides easily accessible, comprehensive resources for understanding how to manage stormwater on a smaller scale such as a residential setting.
The FREE WaterRICH Guide will teach you how to harvest rainwater, create garden features which promote water seeping into the soil (stormwater features), and reduce outdoor watering needs. The program also offers hands-on workshops that teach site analysis and introduce design tools to promote water quality and infiltration right in your backyard.
The goals of the project are to increase infiltration of stormwater into the ground and water table, reduce the use of potable water, improve water quality in the French Broad River Watershed, increase resilience to the impacts of climate change, and reduce runoff entering the existing stormwater system. This last goal is important as water in the stormwater system simply flows untreated to the nearest stream!
See what WaterRICH can do for you:
- Reduce use of potable water on landscapes, and lower your water bill
- Increase property values and prevent or fix existing water issues
- Help reduce pollution in our creeks and the French Broad River
- Access the FREE 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.
- Want a WaterRICH presentation for your garden club or homeowners’ association? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (828) 252-8474 X 14