- Wash your car at a car wash. When you wash your car on the driveway or the street, grease, soap and oil can wash into streams and creeks.
- Never dump anything down stormwater drains. Remember that storm drains empty directly into local waterways without being treated so whatever enters storm drains will flow into streams and creeks..
- Direct downspouts over porous, not paved surfaces. Where possible, direct downspouts into garden beds, your lawn or consider installing a rain barrel.
- Raise your mower height. Raising your mower height to at least 3 inches will slow the flow of water over your lawn and allow it to absorb more rain water.
Jun 21, 2022