What can I do to prevent stormwater pollution?
The following are some ways citizens can help reduce the effects of stormwater pollution:
  • Keep litter, pet wastes, leaves, and debris out of street gutters and storm drains as these outlets drain directly to lake, streams, rivers, and wetlands.

  • Apply lawn and garden chemicals sparingly and according to directions.

  • Dispose of used oil, antifreeze, paints, and other household chemicals properly, not in storm sewers or drains.

  • Clean up spilled brake fluid, oil, grease, and antifreeze. Do not hose them into the street where they can eventually reach local streams and lakes.

  • Control soil erosion on your property by planting ground cover and stabilizing erosion-prone areas.

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