Everyday activities such as yard work and washing
your car can have a detrimental impact on our water
quality. Learn what you can
do to help keep our water clean by using the
following advice and by visiting the links below:
Don't dump anything down storm drains.
Chemicals and household products such as
paint, oil, and
pesticides are harmfull
to fish, wildlife, and people.
Dispose of litter properly.
Keep storm drains clear of debris, dirt,
sand, silt, and wastes.
Prevent dripping and spilling automotive
fluids. Used oil and filters, antifreeze, and other
automotive fluids can be safely recycled at a local
used oil collection center.
Wash cars and other vehicles at a car wash,
rather than in a yard or on the street where the
soap and oil will flow into a storm drain.
Reduce or eliminate use of chemical
pesticides and fertilizers for landscaping and
Compost or recycle leaves and yard waste, do
not dump into streams or behind fences.
Prevent livestock from entering watercourses
by fencing and other means.
Clean up after pets and dispose of in trash
Take steps during construction activities to
prevent dirt and sediment from running offsite and
have several Brochures available for
General Information for Homeowner's
Horse & Livestock
Safe Use and Disposal of
Concrete & Creeks
Vehicle Washing & Maintenance