A simple map of the property has been sketched showing the path of rain water flow
Required item – worth 10 points
What is this?
A very basic map of your property with hand-drawn arrows and notes showing where rain water enters and leaves. See our samples, below.
How do I do this?
On my own
- Start with a map of your property. You can draw it by hand (no need to be fancy). Some people use a copy of their property survey and others like to download maps from the internet – it's your choice. See the samples below.
- Grab a pencil to draw arrows and jot notes to show where stormwater comes from and goes. If water flows onto your property from an adjacent landowner, stream or drainage ditch, show that. If you're in an area with significant slope or hills, add it. If it collects in a low spot or rain garden before soaking into the ground, mark it down.
- Unless there is a pond or wetland on your property, some of your water probably flows off site. Do you know where it goes?
Hire some help
There’s no need to pay for this. If you’re stuck, we can help you during a property visit.