Storm Water Information

Storm Drains are commonly misused by the public for the disposal of waste such as paint, motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides and other pollutants. The improper disposal can seriously damage water quality and the environment.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Tips

  • Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up excess fertilizer from driveways, sidewalks and gutters
  • Prevent grass clippings and leaves from entering storm sewer system
  • Use the least toxic pesticides possible
  • Follow labels on chemical use in yards
  • Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces; consider rain gardens to capture runoff
  • Take car to car wash instead of washing it in the driveway
  • Check your vehicles for leaks
  • Pick up after your pets
  • Never dump anything down storm sewer drains