What can residents do to help reduce Stormwater Pollution?

  • Remember: “Only rain down the drain”.  The storm sewer system is for rainwater and snow melting only.  Even leaves or grass clippings can diminish the capacity of a storm sewer system
  • Never dump or pour any material (either solid or liquid) into the storm sewer system.
  • Reduce the amount of and use environmentally friendly pesticides and fertilizers on your lawn.
  • Minimize the usage of de-icing materials on driveways and walks.
  • Properly dispose of pet waste.
  • Compost vegetative material (grass clippings and other yard debris).
  • Drain your swimming pool only when a test kit detects no chlorine.
  • Wash your vehicle on your lawn instead of on your driveway.