We all share responsibility for the health of our river and our community,
and we all have a role to play in solving Peoria’s wet weather problems. Discover how you can help.
It Starts with Simple Steps
Ready to start taking action to reduce runoff and pollution on your property or in your neighborhood? Explore these simple, sustainable solutions.
Install rain barrels to capture the rainwater that runs off your roof. Use it to water your flowers or grass.
Plant a Rain Garden
Beautify your property and reduce runoff by putting in a rain garden filled with perennials.
Choose porous pavers or permeable pavement for your patio or driveway. Consider mulch for walkways instead of hard surfaces.
Choose Native Plants
Make your yard thirstier with native plants, grasses and shrubs. Deep root systems help hold soil in place.
Watch Yard Waste
Sweep your grass clippings, fertilizer and soil onto the lawn so they don’t get washed into the storm drains.
Reduce Your Water Use
Repair leaks, use low-flow toilets and showerheads, and turn off the water when you brush your teeth.
Pick Up Litter
Putting trash in the garbage and picking up after pets are simple things you can do to keep our water clean.
Organize a Project
Work with your church, neighborhood association or other group to implement one of the ideas listed here.
News and Events
Preventative Maintenance Work Underway on City’s Storm Sewers
Information gathering and preventative maintenance is just one way Peoria Public Works can better protect and prolong the lifespan of the City’s more than 200 miles of storm sewers. Over the past nearly 18 months, the Engineering Division’s televising team has inspected around 1,500 pipes…
Student Workers Gain Green Infrastructure Experience
The City of Peoria Public Works Department’s Mayor’s Youth Program paired up with PeoriaCorps the week of Monday, July 19 to tackle cleanup efforts at the City’s Well Farm at Voris Field and improve its green infrastructure. The Mayor’s Youth Program’s mission is rooted in…
Stormwater Utility Benefits from City/County Partnership
Some Peoria high school students are in for an enriching summer as the Mayor’s Youth Program kicked off in downtown Peoria, Monday, June 7. This year’s program focuses on “going green.” And with that mission in mind, the students aren’t wasting any time getting started…