Slow it. Spread it. Sink it! Guidebook

Slow it. Spread it. Sink it!

A Homeowner’s and Landowner’s Guide to Beneficial Stormwater Management

This exciting new guidebook will help landowners and homeowners make the most of the many potential benefits of innovative stormwater management. Once thought of as a nuisance, stormwater is now universally recognized as one our most important natural resources and proper management (simple to complex) is more important than ever.

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to download the 18mb pdf file

The guidebook is packed full of information including:

Understanding and evaluating stormwater runoff around your home or property

How to protect your property and increase its value

“Do it yourself” techniques

A wide assortment of sample stormwater Best Management Practices

Technical information and advice on rainwater harvesting and infiltration techniques

Guidance on designing and implementing large-scale projects

A broad sampling of local projects implemented right here in Sonoma County

Safety and maintenance requirements

An extensive resource guide to help readers quickly locate key information and get started!

The production and distribution of Slow it. Spread it. Sink it! guidebook is made possible by The Sonoma Valley Groundwater Management Program and its partner organizations including: The Sonoma County Water Agency, The North Bay Watershed Association, Southern Sonoma County Resource Conservation District, City of Petaluma, The Water Institute at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County.