Preventing Stormwater Runoff Pollution

10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Stormwater Runoff Pollution

  1. Avoid over application of pesticides and herbicides. Follow application directions carefully.
  2. Check your car for leaks, and recycle used motor oil.
  3. Compost your yard waste.
  4. Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces.
  5. Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly. Never dump anything down storm drains.
  6. Never dump anything down storm drains.
  7. Pick up after your pet.
  8. Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.
  9. Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and roads.
  10. Vegetate bare spots in your yard.