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Urban Water Quality Program

Program Guidelines
Program Application


Rain Garden
If you live in the Lower Platte South NRD and are interested in doing your part to improve surface water quality and ground water recharge, our Urban Water Quality Program is for you.

The District has created this cost-share program to assist both rural and urban landowners, including owners of homes or commercial property, with the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) aimed at infiltrating storm runoff back into the soil before it can carry sediment and pollutants to rivers, streams and lakes. BMPs installed through this program will allow stormwater runoff to benefit soils and plants instead of being routed directly to a storm drain.

Routing your parking lot runoff to a bioretention garden or rain garden, using porous pavement, or establishing vegetated swales to intercept stormwater may all be eligible for NRD cost-sharing under this program. For selected projects, the District may provide funding up to 50% of total project costs up to a maximum of $10,000. Requests exceeding this maximum will be considered.

Applications are accepted year-round. Contact the NRD.

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