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Anyone who has a home with a yard can help protect and improve water quality. This publication offers practical advice about reducing impervious surfaces, select proper landscape plants, effective management of lawns, installing rain barrels and rain gardens, and proper care of septic systems.
Publication is available through the Purdue Extension EduStore at: https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=ID-523-W.
Emanuel, Curt, Hans Schmitz, Jane Frankenberger, John Orick, Kara A Salazar, Laura Esman, Nicholas Burgmeier, Nikky Witkwoski, Phillip Woolery, and Rosie Lerner. Homeowner Conservation Practices to Protect Water Quality. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Report Number IISG21-RCE-ERP-002. https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=ID-523-W