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
How Residents Can Curtail Excess Stormwater Runoff From April Showers
April showers bring May flowers – but the extra stormwater can also bring so much rain that it creates a system overload. Peoria’s Stormwater Utility (SWU) is helping aid that issue, but did you know there are things you can do in your own backyard…
Questions about the Stormwater Utility Rate Increase?
The Stormwater Utility (SWU) rate increased on January 1, 2021 from $4 to $5 per billing unit per month – the fully funded rate. Every property owner in the city of Peoria receives a bill four times per year (quarterly) that’s calculated based on the…
Peoria Riverfront Park Prairie Grass to Undergo Needed Maintenance
Public Works to partner with volunteers to mow grass; remove invasive shrubs More than an acre of native, Illinois prairie grass gracing the banks of the Illinois River near Constitution Garden will get a makeover in the coming days. Starting Thursday, December 17, Public…