Prevent pollution from roof runoff:
- Direct your downspouts into grassy areas versus a paved surface. This prevents the roof water runoff from going into the stormdrains.
- Install a rain barrel (rebates available). Rain barrels capture and store rainwater running off your rooftop. The harvested rainwater can be used immediately or stored for later use to water your lawn and landscaped areas, fill ponds or fountains, or wash you car. Residential water customers who reside within the city limits of Melbourne are eligible to participate in the city’s rain barrel rebate program. Qualifying customers will receive one $50 rebate for installing a new 40-gallon or larger rain barrel.