Initiatives in Action

Hiawatha educates the community on storm water management!

Storm water is rain or snowmelt that flows over impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets preventing it from naturally soaking into the ground. Along the way, it picks up litter, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants as it runs into a storm drain that will discharge it to an underground storm sewer system. This sewer system is piped directly to the closest body of water with no treatment in-between.

Hiawatha Green Team

Hiawatha Green Team Leader Becky Zange demonstrates the effects of pollution to our water.


Hiawatha Green Team Initiatives in Action

3D Model of Hiawatha Elementary School created by students showing solutions for water runoff.

Green Team Members

Green Team members educate community members on the importance of stormwater management.

Together we can take action and help manage storm water runoff in our community!

  • Capture roof runoff with a rain barrel system
  • Avoid using lawn fertilizers & pesticides
  • Pick up litter and trash
  • Pick up animal waste from your yard.
  • Don’t wash your vehicle on the driveway.
  • Don’t do vehicle maintenance in the driveway.
  • Plant a tree
  • Plant a rain garden
  • Start a container garden