Slow the Flow — Redirect rain-spouts away from hard surfaces (like driveways and sidewalks) and onto grassy areas wherever possible. This keeps run-off from rooftops from entering the storm drain system and allows water to slowly sink into the ground.
Stash the Trash– Trash discarded on parking areas, beside roads and other open areas is washed into local streams. Pick up and proper dispose of trash whenever possible.
Refrain from the Drain — Storm drains are for water only. Never use them to dispose of pet waste, grass clipping, motor oils, or any trash.
Scoop the Poop — Pet waste washed into local streams increases bacteria and nitrogen levels. Pick up pet waste in a plastic bag and dispose of it with your household trash.
Enable the Label — Always follow the instruction label on fertilizer and other outdoor products. Over fertilization does not help your plants and increases nitrogen and phosphorus level in local streams.
Quash the Wash —Use a commercial car wash whenever possible. If you must wash your car at home, try to park it on a grassy area or use phosphate free car detergents.
Landfill the Pill — Dispose of your medications in the household trash – do not flush them down the toilet. Our wastewater treatment plants cannot remove the chemicals from unused medications.