Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Urban Services

Urban landscapes generate runoff with almost every rainfall event. Conservation measures capture and infiltrate stormwater and reduce a property's contribution to water quality degradation, flashy stream flows and flooding.

We can assist landowners manage water quality, water quantity, and soil erosion.

Contact us to arrange a visit

Rainscaping IowaRainscaping Iowa

Rainscaping Iowa is a statewide educational campaign that promotes urban storm water management practices to protect water quality and reduce runoff with the help of its partners. It builds awareness and behavioral change that will result in the improvement and protection of water resources.

Learn about Rainscaping Iowa

Rain Water AuditRain Garden

Learn specific ways to improve water management on your landscape with a customized report.

Take the Rain Water Audit

Financial AssistancePrairie Flowers

We coordinate loans in cooperation with financial institutions and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) Division of Soil Conservation.


We manage state cost share funds. Fund allocations are made to soil and water conservation districts, commissioners set priorities for their use, and field office staff assure the technical quality of practices built. State cost share can be used for temporary or permanent practices.



Apply for REAP financial assistance


Learn about IDALS-DSC Urban Conservation Program


County Municipality Funding

Receive reimbursement for your storm water management projects.

Iowa City


North Liberty

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