If there is one thing we’ve learned over 20 years, it’s that most folks want to do the right thing for Sleepy Creek. They just need help connecting with the right program to fit their needs. We’re hear to help. Here are a few examples:
Washed out streets and driveways. Morgan County’s steep slopes create special challenges during big rain storms. Stormwater can cause damage to property and drain sediment and pollutants into streams. SCWA helped one community solve its stormwater problem by locating matching funds to install pervious pavers and plantings near the neighborhood’s mailboxes.
Standing water or drainage issues. Ever wonder how much water comes off your roof in a rain event? For a 1,000-square-foot roof, one inch of rain produces about 623 gallons of water. It all has to go somewhere! Rain barrels capture roof water for watering plants and garden; for folks on public water supplies this can also save money. For bigger challenge, a “rain garden” might be the right solution. A rain garden provides a place to contain water by using to water plants installed for just that purpose.
Septic repair or replacement. Aging and faulty septic systems, and tanks that need to be pumped, pose a huge threat to the health of our watershed. Fortunately, there is funding available for septic system replacement in the Sleepy Creek Watershed — up to $7,500. There also is a septic pumping rebate available in our watershed. Up to 150. SWCA partners with the agencies that coordinate these programs, and helps you connect.
Have questions SWCA’s projects? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to talk with someone to see if you qualify for financial assistance to plant trees, install stormwater management practices, porous paving, septic pumping and repairs, or rain gardens? Call our local West Virginia Conservation Agency conservation specialist, Kristen Bisom: (681) 247-3011.