Stormwater Management

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Lawn Care

  • Use fertilizers and pesticides sparingly and according to the directions.
  • Do not fertilize if rain is forecasted within the next 48 hours.
  • Seed any exposed soil to prevent it from being carried away in runoff.

Vehicle Care

  • Wash your car at a commercial car wash, or on your lawn where the soil can filter the dirty and soapy water.
  • Check under your vehicle for leaks or spills.
  • Clean up any oil or chemical spills with an absorbent material like cat litter or sand.
  • Never dispose of oil or other engine fluids down the storm drain, on the ground, or into a ditch.

Pet Waste Disposal

  • Pet waste contains coliform bacteria which creates health risks for people.
  • Scoop it up and flush it down the toilet.
  • Never dispose of pet waste down storm drains or sewers.

Swimming Pools

  • Test the water to ensure no chlorine is detected before you drain your pool.
  • Drain your pool onto the lawn slowly to prevent erosion.

Rooftops

  • Collect roof water in rain barrels and reuse it to water your lawn or garden.
  • Direct gutter downspouts into a vegetated area or a rain garden where it can be filtered through the soil.