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Remember that stormwater runoff entering the storm drain is not treated before it enters a natural waterway. Best practices to prevent pollution include the following:

Yard Care

  • Follow recommendations for fertilizing from the Water Quality Consortium.
  • Consider using greenscaping techniques to reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Reduce runoff from your property by minimizing impervious surfaces or including a rain garden.

Household Hazardous Waste

Pet Waste

  • Pick-up pet waste and throw it in the trash. Pet waste that washes into storm drains causes water pollution and can spread some types of infection

Vehicle Maintenance

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Credit: Clean Water Education Partnership