While access to clean drinking water is a basic need, protecting it seems like a task too big for me to tackle on my own. I do, however, have complete control over what happens to the rain that falls on my property. In this article, published in the Triangle Gardener Magazine in May 2015, I explore the impact my garden has on the quality of the drinking water in our community. I also include links to resources in the counties in the triangle region.
- Every 1,000 square feet of impervious surface pumps out about 600 gallons of water every time it rains one inch
- Sediment if the number one pollutant of North Carolina’s drinking water