Reducing non-point source pollution originating from your home can have a positive impact on the Iowa River. Here are a few suggestions on reducing pollution and controlling stormwater runoff, which can be a source of pollutants to the Iowa River as well.

1. Buy a rain barrel

2. Reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides in your home garden

3. Use native plants whenever possible

4. Plant a rain garden

5. Start a compost heap or a worm bin

Additional Resources

Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation District – Urban Services

Rainscaping Iowa


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