What You Can Do To Make A Difference

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We all need to do our part to protect, preserve and improve water quality to ensure our waters can be enjoyed and used by generations to come.- our health and economy depend on clean, abundant water.

What can YOU do? Start Simple!

There are many ways you can do you part to improve water quality - in you home and yard, caring for your vehicles and pets, managing garbage and litter, reducing stormwater runoff and smarter water use. Its all here, just click to see the entire Shorewood Simple Solutions brochure (PDF)


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Be A Water Detective

Keep an eye out for illegal dumping and illicit discharges. Help us protect our water quality by disposing of waste properly and reporting known violations or clogged storm drains. Learn more with the Be A Water Detective brochure!

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Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens

The use of rain barrels and rain gardens not only improves the water quality of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River, but it reduces the amount of clear water which can enter the area sewer systems, potentially reducing basement back up risk.

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Learn more about rain barrels and rain gardens at the Conservation Committee's Sustainable Shorewood page.

Natural lawn care is a great stormwater management tool.  Click here to learn more about Shorewood's natural turf management program and tips for your natural lawn.

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