Stormwater Management Resources

MSD Rainscaping Small Grants Program

Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Rainscaping Cost-Share Program

Residential Storm Water Management
stormwater toolbox mainEvery time you change anything on your property it has the potential to affect storm water drainage.  Grading, landscaping, house additions, patios, pools, sheds, and many other residential projects can change the amount and flow of storm water.  This should be on every resident’s mind when planning home and property improvements.

Regulations in Ladue require that each land development project must include a plan to ensure that all increases and changes to storm water discharge are being retained on the property and properly controlled. Residents should manage storm water so that it soaks into each property to the greatest extent possible. Infiltration is nature’s way of slowly cleansing, storing and releasing water into the aquifer. That’s why creating a permeable landscape that absorbs storm water is one of the best things you can do to improve water quality and reduce runoff.  In addition, residential properties in Ladue are required to have a minimum amount of green space. (Refer to Section V of the Ladue Zoning Ordinance for more information about green space requirements.)

Is There a Creek or Stream on Your Property?

Stream Guidelines <---------- click here!