Protect the Drinking Water Falling on Your Garden


ErosionWhile 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.


Key Points

  • 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