1. CAPTURE WATER RUNOFF BEFORE IT REACHES THE LAKE
Ideally, property owners capture water runoff before it reaches the lake. This is known as diversion, rock infiltration and rain garden practices. Diversion, rock infiltration and rain garden practices move water to areas where it can soak into the ground vs reaching, and ultimately polluting, the lake. The types of diversion practices you choose depend on your property. It’s estimated that during a one-inch rain storm, an average sized roof can collect 600 gallons of water. As such, another method to capture water runoff is by placing a rain barrel at the end of your rain gutters, as featured below. As an added bonus, the water captured can be used for watering lawns and gardens, thus conserving water overall.
In the months ahead, on the TLA website, we’ll identify additional diversion and infiltration practices for Tomahawk Lake property owners. Please note that multiple diversion and infiltration practices may be necessary at your home. In taking The Pledge, we ask that you commit to at least two diversion and infiltration practices to capture water runoff on your property.