What you can do:

  • Sponsor or participate in a roadside or stream cleanup in your neighborhood.
  • Organize a storm drain stenciling project to help educate your neighbors.
  • Inspect and maintain your septic system properly to prevent leaks and overflows.
  • Report illicit discharges (stormwater pollution) to your local municipality or Soil & Water Conservation District. 
  • Attend public meetings to learn more about stormwater pollution.
  • Plant a rain garden to reduce runoff.
  • Utilize rain barrels to water your landscaping. 
  • Utilize covered dumspter and put trash and recycling bins out in the morning versus at night to help minimize trash from blowing in the wind. 

Please click on the brochures below to discover additional practices that you can implement in your everyday life to help reduce stormwater pollution in your neighborhood.     


Clean Car, Clean Water

Composting: Waste Becomes Wealth

Healthy Lawn Healthy Water

How to Empty Your Pool or Spa Wisely

Illicit Discharges

Lawn Fertilizer Look for the Zero

Living Near a Stormwater Pond

Managing & Minimizing Household Waste

Our Home, Our Stormwater

Pesticide Protections

Plant a Rain Garden

The Scoop about Pet Poop