Drainage clinic July 16


The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District will offer a workshop on drainage in neighborhoods and rural areas on Thursday, July 16.

The drainage clinic will be held at the John Miller residence at 2922 Berlin Station Road in Delaware at 6:30 p.m. The free workshop is geared toward homeowners and rural residents and will cover the following topics:

• How does drainage work? What is the difference between surface and subsurface drainage?

• What are my soil limitations in regards to water management?

• Will drainage improve my property for landscaping, growing a vegetable garden, planting a cover crop, creating a rain garden, installing a seasonal high tunnel, and keeping my basement dry?

• Is my drainage issue the same as my neighbor’s so that working together will bring a better resolution to our issues?

• What are drainage easements? How do I find out if there is one on my property?

• What are the drainage laws in Ohio?

Tentative plans are for a subsurface drainage installation to take place during the workshop.

The clinic is free but reservations are required. Bring a folding chair. RSVP by emailing dona-rhea@delawareswcd.org or calling 740-368-1921 by July 15.