Healthy Habits

The most effective way to reduce stormwater pollution is to stop the pollutants from entering the system in the first place.
  • Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks and roads.
  • Never dump anything down storm drains.
  • Vegetate bare spots in your yard.
  • Compost your yard waste.
  • Avoid pesticides. Learn about integrated pest management.
  • Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces.
  • Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.
  • Check car for leaks. Recycle motor oil.
  • Pick up after your pet.
  • Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly.