Stormwater Runoff Prevention Helps Chesapeake Bay and Waterways

Partnering with with Chesapeake Bay Trust Fund and avoiding stormwater runoff was one of the main goals of GCM from the start, to not only assure GCM doesn’t add to the problem of silt entering our waterways, but to provide inspiration and example to other Maryland homeowners as to how they can help be part of the solution to the problems facing Chesapeake Bay and other waterways from stormwater runoff. GCM assured the rain water gutter system was closed, and installed a rainwater collection system under the rear deck (see pics below), to be funneled into 2 huge dry wells and stored. This rain water will then be used to irrigate the landscaping. All of this will not only help prevent stormwater runoff, but will also help GCM in water conservation, and help ease the stress on the local water reservoir and add to the sustainability of the house.


Chesapeake Bay Trust – Rain Water Runoff

​Maryland Dept. of the Environment – Storm Water Management

Mother Earth News – Rain Water Collection

Dry Well – Wikipedia

Dry Wells – Montgomery County, Maryland

10 Steps to Rain Harvesting With Your House

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