Related Websites

Are you looking for more information about stormwater? Maybe you are interested in how stormwater is managed in Rhode Island, or you’d like to learn about specific stormwater campaigns targeting pet waste, lawn care, or management techniques. We’ve collected a variety of websites to help you in your search:

EPA New England Soak up the Rain Program
Citizens, businesses, and communities can reduce stormwater pollution and protect water quality by installing rain barrels, rain gardens, or permeable pavement.

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council
Regulatory information, permitting, and stormwater management techniques.

RI Department of Health Scoop the Poop Campaign
Preventing pet waste on local beaches.

RI Water Resources Board Slow the Flow Program
Lawn maintenance guidelines to help conserve water and reduce runoff.

University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension Healthy Landscapes Program
Sustainable lawn and garden practices to protect water quality.

Save the Bay – Bay Friendly Backyard
Lawn and garden care to help reduce stormwater runoff and protect Narragansett Bay water quality.

The Blackstone River CoalitionHomeowner’s Guide to Protecting Water Quality in the Blackstone River Watershed
Yard and home care practices to reduce stormwater volume, pollution and water consumption.

More Information About RI Stormwater Regulations

EPA Stormwater Program

RIDEM Office of Water Resources, Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) Storm Water Program

RI DOT Stormwater Management

The Rhode Island Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual

State of Rhode Island Stormwater Management Guidance for Individual Single-Family Residential Lot Development

Wondering what other states are doing? Check out these websites from around New England.

University of Connecticut Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)
Includes CT LID Inventory and Rain Gardens App.

Think Blue Maine
Stormwater information for homeowners and municipalities.

Smart Waterways – Chittenden County, Vermont, Stormwater Website
Stormwater problems and solutions.

New Hampshire Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management
General stormwater information and pollution prevention techniques for homeowners.

 

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