Residents of San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande or Nipomo may be eligible for the StormRewards Program. Rebates up to $999 will be available for installing Best Management Practices (BMP) on private property. Projects can be as simple as installing a rain garden, dry well, directing roof runoff to landscaped areas or planting trees. Engineered recommendations for your site are provided free-of-charge, focusing on your specific landscaping and stormwater runoff needs.
Connected solid surfaces such as pavement and rooftops, typical in a city block, generates more than 5 times more rainwater runoff than a woodland area of the same size. This excessive runoff collects urban pollutants along the way, taking contaminants directly into our streams and oceans. Urbanization increases the variety and amount of toxins transported directly into waterways. Potential pollutants may include:
- Oil, grease and toxic chemicals from motor vehicles
- Pesticides and nutrients from lawns and gardens
- Viruses, bacteria and nutrients from pet waste and failing septic systems
- Heavy metals from roof shingles, motor vehicles and other sources
These pollutants can harm fish and wildlife, kill native vegetation, foul drinking water supplies, and make recreational areas unsafe.
By using Best Management Practices, stormwater is contained on your property, allowing it time to soak into the ground, saving money on water bills and keeping possible pollutants out of streams & oceans.
Hallie Richard, 707-972-3315, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District
1203 Main Street, Suite B
Morro Bay, CA 93405