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Installing a Rain Barrel Can Help Prevent Stormwater Intrusion in Fort Walton Beach?

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

A rain barrel system collects water from a home’s downspout. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Our Fort Walton Beach technicians are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration services, and we have been restoring storm damage here for over twenty years. Here are some suggestions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for protecting exterior areas of your home from stormwater.

  • Install a rain barrel. A rain barrel is an alternative method for dealing with rainwater. Rain barrels are typically connected to gutter downspouts and collect the runoff from roofs. You can use this stored water for non-potable uses such as watering the lawn and gardens or washing your car.
  • Maintain proper water runoff and drainage. Routinely clean and maintain gutters, downspouts, and splash pads, so rainwater from your roof flows easily away from your home. Also, make sure that any nearby drainage ditches or storm drains are clear of debris and functioning properly.
  • Reduce impervious surfaces around your home. Water runs off concrete and asphalt almost immediately and can quickly exceed storm sewers’ capacity quickly during heavy rains. Retaining and creating natural green space around your home can help reduce sewer overflows by reducing stormwater runoff. Consider options such as rain gardens, vegetated swales, or pervious pavements, which allow more water to be absorbed by the ground.

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