What You Can Do
Protecting our water starts with me and you.
Our Home, Our Stormwater
Your stormwater may become someone’s drinking water, or possibly your own. Reducing the quantity and improving the quality of stormwater runoff can begin at your home.
Plant a Rain Garden
Rain gardens are designed to allow stormwater running off hard surfaces to infiltrate into the soil. There are many benefits and a few patterns to observe in their construction.
Wash Your Car Safely
Washing grime off the car may be causing harm to local waterways. Water that runs off your car may contain detergents, residue from exhaust fumes, gasoline, metals from rust and brakes, oils, tar, salts and soil.
Lawn Fertilizer, Look for the 0
Successful lawn fertilization requires that you assess the lawn's nutritional requirements, understand fertilizers, know how much to apply, and use proper application techniques.
How to Empty Your Pool/Spa
As beneficial as chlorine can be in controlled situations, its release into the environment is damaging. Even small concentrations of chlorine can harm aquatic life.
Pesticides used in landscaping contain chemicals which can migrate through the ground and be toxic to a number of organisms, including fish and invertebrates. Using pesticides safely and properly is essential.
Living Near a Stormwater Pond
Stormwater ponds, while providing stormwater management and protection of water quality downstream, also create vistas and recreational opportunities.