Downspout Diversion

Keep rainwater on your property by diverting your downspouts to on-site swales, dry creek beds, rain gardens, or infiltration basins. These stormwater management methods will help our aquifers stay full, prevent pollution from entering our creeks and rivers, and allow you to take advantage of free water that would otherwise flow off our property. $75 per downspout with a maximum of 4 per site. PRE-AND POST INSPECTION REQUIRED, where we will offer you ideas and resources to implement these decorative and/or practical features into your landscape.

To learn more, we invite you to review the local, full-color booklet, "Slow it, Spread it, Sink it", published by the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County. Copies are available at the District office or online at

Rebate checks are issued to the account holder, whether it belongs to the property owner, tenant or manager.

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