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
Drainage Assistance Program Aids in Stormwater Improvements
Property owners and City benefit from infrastructure improvement partnership The Private Property Drainage Assistance (PPDA) program is closing out the year after awarding more than $116,000 in assistance to nearly two dozen grant recipients. Throughout 2020, these property owners completed projects that helped resolve various private stormwater infrastructure issues. …
Trees Are the Answer
City of Peoria to bring more green to Northside walking trail, saplings to reduce stormwater runoff Alta Road could soon look a little greener thanks to a grassroots initiative to plant more trees along a sparse walking path in the area. The City of Peoria Public Works Department is partnering with a couple of local organizations and…
Wet Weather Woes: What Residents Can Do at Home to Curtail Stormwater Runoff
Wet weather can often be a drain on our summer plans, but the impact it has on area waterways can be far more damaging. Recent flood events at the Illinois River at Peoria have sparked the need to remind residents of simple ways they can…