What You Can Do

Runoff from rainstorms and snowmelt is the most significant source of water pollution today. Reducing water pollution from runoff can best be addressed by observing a number of "best practices" at home, in the yard, and in the garage.

Vehicle & Garage

  • Take your car to a car wash; don't wash it in the driveway
  • Check your car, motorcycle, and equipment for leaks
  • Recycle your motor oil

Lawn & Garden

Home Maintenance

  • Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces
  • Use paints and cleaners in the smallest amounts possible
  • Use nontoxic, biodegradable, recycled, and recyclable products
  • Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly