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L'eau pluie et ruissellement

Rainwater and runoff

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Quebec is favored in terms of its availability of water, our blue gold.  At least that's what we think.

Most residents of the Brome Lake watershed get their water from an artesian well.  So what do we know about the amount of water in the water table? What do we know about its quality?  We know very little and that is why we have to take care of it.



Several solutions are available to

ensure proper rainwater management

Disconnect downspouts from the sewer system

Install rain gardens

Collect rain water

Favor water infiltration into the ground

Récupération l'eau pluie

Rainwater recovering


According to Statistics Canada, in 2021, a person residing in Quebec used 527 liters of water per day. Quebecers are the biggest consumers of water in Canada! Of these 527 liters, 30% are dedicated to external use, i.e. washing the car, watering the garden and flower beds, etc. So why not recover this water with a rainwater recovering system? Eco-barrels can be found in any suitable materials center and hardware store. Some municipalities have subsidized programs for rain barrels. All you need is your downspout, a barrel, a few tools, and you're all set.

Jardin de pluie

Planting a rain garden

is not rocket science.


These green infrastructures not only provide an aesthetic component to your property, they also absorb stormwater, thereby reducing the amount of runoff that goes into lake.


A rain garden,

it's easy to do!


Here is 1h30 of work in 30 seconds! Thank you RAPPEL for the realization of the garden on the ground.

A rain garden


In some environments where the ground is mostly paved, a rain garden can reduce the amount of runoff and reduce the load on a municipality's stormwater network. Learn more about rain gardens.

Downspouts which are connected to the sewer system can overwhelm treatment plants and pumping stations, causing spills of grey water in our waterways. Read our alternatives to connected downspouts.

Rain garden

Ecohabitation offers a free guide for your garden design.

Entretien pelouse

Ecological lawn care

the right mower

An important source of atmospheric pollution

Keep the blades
well sharpened

Sharpen the blade


Do not mow
too short

An ideal height
of 5 to 8 cm

in depth

once a week


Grass Cutting

a good pH

Avoid acidity

Top dress regularly

Choose “homemade” compost

What is a
beautiful lawn?

Consider white clover

Installations septiques

Septic systems near watercourses

are a real potential source ofcontamination.


Septic systems on
he territory of the
town of Brome-Lake



Septic systems in our watershed



Septic systems on
aterfront properties



Facilities considered as harmful to the environment in Brome Lake
and its watershed


Non-compliant systems on water


Produits ménagers

Household products

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Clean green


Whether you have a water service or a septic tank, household products can have harmful effects on the environment.

A product without impact on the environment does not exist. Nevertheless, green products have better results when it comes to air pollution. It is therefore recommended to opt for household products with environmental labels: European Ecolabel, Ecocert, nature and progress, and "sustainable cleaning". 

Ban wipes because they generate a large volume of waste, as well as drain cleaners. Green products which can be very simple and economical, are also effective if they are used regularly and pose little risk to the environment: this is the case for baking soda, white vinegar, or black soap.


Do not throw medicine down the drain, toilet or garbage can


According to Health Canada: “When prescription or over-the-counter medications are thrown in the trash, down the sink or in the toilet, the chemical compounds can end up in the water supply or  soil. The presence of these substances in the environment is becoming an issue of national and international importance. »



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Nous soutenir

Pick up trash

One of the easiest ways to help the waters in your area is to clean up. Cleaning up your yard and ditch will have a direct positive impact on the health of the environment around you. Most land debris ends up in the water, so it's good to pick up trash anywhere in your neighborhood. It doesn't matter if you are near or far from a lake, river or beach.



By supporting us, you contribute to the actions taken to conserve and protect our lake and its biodiversity.

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