WaterWorks

10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Stormwater Runoff Pollution

  • Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and roads.
  • Never dump anything down storm drains.
  • Plant grass or plants on the bare spots in your yard.
  • Compost your yard waste.
  • Avoid pesticides; learn about Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
  • Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces.
  • Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.
  • Repair vehicle leaks, and recycle motor oil.
  • Pick up after your pet.
  • Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly.