Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution
8 Things You Can Do:
- Never dump anything onto the street, down a storm drain or into a drainage ditch.
- Pick up after your pet. Bag it and throw it into the trash.
- Compost or bag your grass clippings and leaves for curbside collection.
- Use fertilizers and pesticides sparingly, and never before expected rain.
- Put litter in its place. Put cigarette butts in the trash. Check your vehicles for leaks and repair them as soon as possible.
- Always recycle your motor oil and other vehicle fluids.
- Wash your car over a grassy area or at a commercial car wash, not on your driveway.
Report Illegal Discharges into Stormwater Drains
Stormwater pollution is the biggest threat to our waterways. Every time it rains, water runs off the land as stormwater. As it flows over rooftops, lawns, driveways and streets, stormwater picks up pollutants and debris such as dirt, motor oil, fertilizer, litter and pet waste. All these pollutants are carried by stormwater into storm drains and drainage ditches, which flow untreated into our rivers, lakes and streams.
If you see someone illegally discharging waste into our storm drains that will end up polluting our nearby waterways, please fill out the form below to report it: