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What can we all do
to help protect our waterways?

There are many things each of us can do to help reduce nutrient and sediment pollution entering Delaware’s waterways. Our efforts will not only help protect the environment, but in many cases, when you lend a hand to protect our waterways, you will also find that you’re adding beauty to your yard, saving energy, cutting landscape maintenance costs, and boosting property values.

Below you can find a list of publications that will explain why it's important to protect our waterways, and how you can help. Browse through brochures, watch new videos, and don't forget to visit the Water Friendly Interactive House by the Appoquinimink River Association to the right.  

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Water Friendly Interactive House
Thank you to the Appoquinimink River Association

Follow this link and click the blue stars to learn great water stewardship tips you can incorporate in your household. Make sure to visit every room when traveling through the house by clicking on the yellow doors and arrows.

Public Service Announcements:

Brochures and Pamphlets:

How to build a rain barrel


Septic System Loans


 Rain Gardens


Mr. Raindrop: Journey of a raindrop from neighborhoods to waterways

In this together



Total Maximum Daily Loads


Delaware Livable Lawns




Septics 101: Septic system evolution and their affects on water quality

Managing your lawn

RainScaping in the city 

RainScaping at home

Water Quality Monitoring on the Nanticoke: New monitoring technology

Fertilize in fall... feed the roots for spring!

Lawn fertilizing isn't a spring thing.

Nanticoke Watershed Homeowner Tips

Monitoring the Murderkill: New Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)




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