There are several stormwater practices that can be easily incorporated into new or existing homes that can make a difference in the stormwater leaving your site. Rain barrel installation is a quick and easy means to reduce stormwater by collecting roof runoff and storing it for later use around the home (non-potable uses) for watering and cleaning. Rain gardens can be incorporated into your landscaping to serve as stormwater retention and encourage groundwater recharge as well as beautify your lawn and increase pollinator habitat.
To do your part, practice these healthy household habits and be the solution to stormwater pollution.
- Keep your nearest storm drain clear of debris and litter.
- Never dump anything down a storm drain.
- Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste at designated collection locations.
- Do not blow grass clippings or leaves into the street.
- Sweep up yard debris rather than hosing down paved areas.
- Compost or recycle yard waste, an inexpensive way of disposal benefiting gardens and flowerbeds.
- Use fertilizers sparingly and pesticides when only necessary.
- Pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly.
- Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on an unpaved area.
- Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected at least every three years.
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