How You Can Reduce Stormwater Pollution

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     Ways To Help             

  • Use your refuse, recycling, and green waste containers instead of littering in the street.
  • Rinse water-based paint out of brushes and rollers in the sink, not in the street.
  • Avoid using pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers when possible. If you must use yard chemicals, apply only as directed and never right before a storm. 
  • Wash your car where the water and soap won't flow to the street, or take your car to a car wash.
  • Use a broom, instead of a hose, to clean your paved driveway, sidewalks, and streets.
  • Pick up after your pets.
  • Repair leaks on your vehicles.
  • Take hazardous waste, such as used motor oil and filters, automotive fluids, yard chemicals, and paints to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

For more information on water run-off pollution visit Clean Oceans Land Air Now at