Top 10 Ways to Save Water in Community Development

Water
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  1. Preserve the native landscape.
  2. Restore the native landscape.
  3. Plant trees.
  4. Use native and naturalizing plant material.
  5. Reduce the amount of impervious surface.
  6. Keep storm water out of pipes.
  7. Direct run-off as a sheet flow to landscape areas where possible.
  8. Direct point discharges to trees and tree-lined swales.
  9. Minimize storm water structural improvements.
  10. Begin detaining water at the source whenever possible.