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