Ways you can help

What can I do to prevent storm water pollution?

    •   Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and gutters
    •   Never dump anything down storm drains
    •   Vegetate bare spots in your yard
    •   Compost your yard waste
    •   Use less toxic pesticides and follow labels
    •   Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the driveway
    •   Check your car for leaks
    •   Recycle your motor oil
    •   Have your septic tank system inspected and pumped regularly
    •   Pick up your pet waste and dispose of it in the trash
    Volunteer for a Clean-Up Event

Resolutions for Cleaner Water:

  • Clean up after your pet: Waste from one large dog in one day contains approximately 7.8 billion fecal coliform bacteria.
  • Generate Less: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle  
  • Use less: Products with Chemicals
  • Don't Litter: Properly throw away in a trash bin so the trash doesn't pollute the water.