Reports & Informational Brochures

How To Prevent Stormwater Pollution

 Cigarette Butts & Other Trash

  • Put your cigarette butts and other litter in garbage bins
  • If there is no garbage bin handy, hold onto your litter until you find one
  • Pitch in and help clean up littered areas
  • Sweep up and properly dispose of construction debris like concrete and mortar

Hazardous Waste & Solvents

  • Use hazardous substances (paints, solvents, cleaners) in the smallest amounts possible
  • Store substances properly
  • Clean water based painting supplies over soil
  • Filter and reuse paint thinner
  • Dispose of excess paints during household hazardous waste collection programs
  • Clean up spills immediately
  • Dispose of solvent waste by following the instructions printed on the label

Swimming Pool & Spa Care

  • Drain your pool only when the test kit does not detect chlorine levels
  • Whenever possible, drain your pool or spa into the sanitary sewer system
  • Properly store pool and spa chemicals to prevent leaks and spills, preferably in a covered area

Lawn & Garden Maintenance

  • Use fertilizers and pesticides sparingly
  • Select native plants and grasses that are drought tolerant and pest resistant
  • Compost or recycle yard waste
  • Cover piles of dirt and mulch to prevent them from washing into drains
  • Sweep up yard debris, rather than hosing down areas
  • Plant grass or vegetation where soil is exposed

Stormwater Pollution Committee

If you would like to become involved in the Stormwater Pollution Committee, please call 315-682-9171.