Warrington Township
The Gateway to Bucks County Since 1734

What Can I Do To Help The Environment

Prevent Water Pollution


Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are one of many ways people can control storm water runoff before it becomes a problem.  A rain garden is a depression that is planted with vegetation that captures storm water from impervious surfaces before it reaches storm drains.  Rain gardens allow the storm water to soak back into the ground.

 

Rain Garden Pamphlet:

Rain Gardens: A how-to manual for homeowners
Rain Garden Design Templates
The Native Plant Society of New Jersey-Rain Gardens

 

Rain Barrels

A rain barrel is a container attached to the down-spout of your home. It will collect any storm water that melts or falls onto your home instead of flowing down the storm drain which can lead to problems for our water supply. A gardening hose can be attached to make use of the water collected for your own lawn or garden.

How to Build and Install Rain Barrels

How to Build and Install a Rain Barrel:

  • Don’t Litter 
    • Adopt-a-Road
    • Pick Up Pet Waste
  • Compost Yard and Garden Waste
  • Energy Saving Tips
    • Change your incandescent light bulbs to CFC’s
    • Use programmable thermostats
    • Invest in high efficiency appliances (washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc.)
    • Use cold water when doing laundry
    • Seal windows and any air leaks during the winter months
    • Lower the temperature on your water heater to 125 degrees
    • Add an insulation blanket to your water heater
  • Water Conservation Tips
    • Low-flow shower heads
    • Low-flow toilets
    • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
    • Water your lawn only during cool parts of the day
    • Fix leaky faucets and plumbing joints