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La Crosse ReStore teaches how to manage storm water run-off

‘Soak It Up!' shows benefits for managing run-off water

La Crosse ReStore teaches how to manage storm water run-off

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A new learning site to educate people about storm water management is now under major construction.

La Crosse's Habitat ReStore is creating "Soak It Up!" which will be a place to learn how properties can be managed to soak up rainfall and snowmelt instead allowing the water to runoff into the local rivers.

During the project home and business owners can visit the ReStore to see first-hand what best practices look like, how they are planned and accomplished, and the benefits they bring.

"It will clean the water in the river, it will replenish ground water and keep it clean for future generations. It also reduces the costs that our community, our local governments have to put forth to manage the water when it enters the system. Every bit we keep out of the system saves our communities money," said Newground Owner Nancy North.

For more information about the site just head over to http://www.lacrossewaters.org/newstormwater.asp.


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