Stormwater Pollution Prevention

10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Stormwater Runoff Pollution

  • Use fertilizers sparingly
  • NEVER dump anything down the storm drains or in streams
  • Vegetate bare spots in your yard
  • Compost your grass clippings and leaves
  • Use least toxic pesticides, follow labels and learn how to prevent pest problems
  • Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces
  • Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the driveway
  • Check your car for leaks and recycle your motor oil
  • Pick up after your pet
  • Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly

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