Disconnection, Redirection, Infiltration Program (DRIP)

Storm Water Runoff & Its Impact


SD1 strives to develop and implement effective storm water management programs and policies that focus on preventing storm water pollution and managing the quantity and quality of storm water runoff in the region. 

The Disconnection, Redirection, Infiltration Program, or DRIP, provides homeowners with step-by-step guides to help them implement methods of managing storm water runoff in their own yards and neighborhoods.

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Downspout Disconnection

Downspout disconnection is the simple procedure of cutting off a segment of your home’s downspout and redirecting the flow of storm water runoff from your roof to your lawn, a rain barrel or another vegetated area on your property. 

By disconnecting your downspout from SD1’s sewer system, you can prevent excess storm water from entering the system and potentially redirect the water to an area for personal use.

Learn more about disconnecting your downspout from our Downspout Disconnection Step-by-Step Guide (PDF).

Rain Barrels

A rain barrel is a container that collects and stores storm water runoff from your roof. The collected water can be used to irrigate landscaping. By using the water stored in the barrel, you could potentially reduce your water bill and aid SD1 in managing storm water runoff.

Learn more about rain barrels in our Rain Barrel Step-by-Step Guide (PDF).

Rain Garden

A rain garden is a shallow, vegetated area that is designed to capture, store and clean storm water runoff. Installing a rain garden can beautify your property while managing runoff and protecting local waterways. 

Learn more about rain gardens in our Rain Garden Step-by-Step Guide (PDF).