Stormwater Pollution Prevention

The stormwater and melted snow that runs off of the roadway in your neighborhood is eventually discharged to nearby water bodies.  If certain contaminants come in contact with stormwater runoff from your neighborhood, these resource areas may become polluted.  Your individual actions can help protect these areas.

 What you can do to protect Water Resources

  • Do not place anything in the storm drain.  Only stormwater should enter the catch basins.  (the grates and inlets you see on the streets)
  • Eliminate or minimize fertilizer use.
  • If you use fertilizer, choose slow release types with little or no nitrogen.
  • Avoid leaf litter.  Collect leaves for composting or proper disposal.
  • Direct your rooftop runoff over vegetation or into a dry well to promote infiltration.
  • Do not allow pet waste to collect on streets/sidewalks or enter the storm drains.
  • Pick up all pet waste and either compost, bury, or dispose with sanitary waste.
  • Use a car wash or wash cars so runoff goes on to the lawn, not the street, and minimize soap.
  • Do not clean driveways by hosing dirt into the street.  Collect sweepings for disposal.
  • Keep you neighborhood litter free
  • Eliminate the use of pesticides.
  • Limit the use of sand and salt on roadways and remove sand promptly when weather permits.
  • Don’t feed ducks or geese
Please call 435-7703, if you observe illegal dumping.