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 after your pet: pick up your pet waste and dispose of it in the trash

A little can go a long way.....

  • Pet waste left on the street or lawn is often washed down the storm drain system.  Pet waste can travel for miles in the water.
  • All stormwater drains to a body of water such as a river, stream, creek, lake or ocean.   
  • The waste from one large dog in one day contains approximately 7.8 billion fecal coliform bacteria.
  • Bag your pet’s waste and trash it to prevent the waste from contaminating our waters.