Stormwater - Education and Outreach
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Community outreach and public information, play a vital role in the success of the Stormwater Program. Since the stormwater collected in the streets and catch basins flow untreated to our waterways, it is vital to prevent pollution at the source. Waterways become polluted when pollutants such as used motor oil, antifreeze, paints, fertilizers, pet waste, soapy water, and pesticides, are washed into the storm drains. It is the number one source of pollution in our nation’s urban waters today. Storm drains were designed to collect only rain and clean water runoff to prevent flooding during storms.
Never dispose of leaves, grass clippings, trash, oil, paint, chlorinated (pool) water, or any other type of pollutant into the gutters or street catch basins. Rake the leaves, dirt, and debris from the gutter in front of your home to help prevent clogs that can lead to flooding. Never place filters or screens in front of storm drains as this can lead to clogs and increased flooding.
The Stormwater Program offers volunteer opportunities, educational material, videos, informational press releases, and a variety of tips to residents and businesses for preventing pollution at the source.
Tips for Businesses
- Auto Body Shops
- Auto Dealers
- Auto Repair Shops
- Dry Cleaning
- Equipment Rental
- Retail Gas Outlets
Tips for Residents
- In Your Garage
- In Your Garden
- In Your Home
- Outside Your Home
- On Your Boat
- Landscaping and Pool
- Paints and Solvents
Articles of Interest
Click here to view the Turkey Creek Water Atlas.
Fish Kills what are they, how they happen and you can do to prevent them.
Recycling tips and information for everyone!
Pesticide and Fertilizer Use: Your lawn probably covers a small piece of land. Combined with other homeowners, however, the environmental contamination can present a major problem!
Pet Waste: It isn’t just water quality that can suffer.......