Stormwater Education & Outreach Program
Salt and Stormwater
De-icers like salt can pollute our drinking water. For more information on de-icing and protecting our drinking water, read our Winter De-icing tips.
Scoop the Poop
Clean up after your pet to keep our groundwater safe. Pet waste can be a major source of bacteria and excess nutrients in local waters. Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into the storm drain and eventually into local waterbodies.
Summer Car Wash
Learn how to wash your car to minimize polluting local water sources. Most citizens are not aware that by washing the grime off their vehicles, they are polluting the environment. When cars are washed on streets and driveways, dirty water enters storm drains and eventually winds up in rivers, streams, creeks and lakes. Read tips on how best to wash your car.
Fertilizer and Water Quality
Excess fertilizer applied to lawns and gardens wash off and pollute streams. Excess fertilizer applied to lawns and gardens wash off and pollute streams. Because they contain nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium applied in excess, these nutrients nourish weed growth and algae in our lakes, rivers and steams.