What You Can Do to Help Clean Water
Contact your local stormwater department immediately if you see the following:Someone dumping any substance (leaves, grass clippings, chemicals, paint, trash, etc.) into a storm drain. Water flowing in a storm drain or ditch when it has not rained in 72 hours. A storm drain, ditch, stormwater pond, etc. with particularly smelly water, an oily sheen, or obvious discoloration.
With Your Pets
Did you know that pet waste can harbor harmful germs and bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and Fecal Coliform? Pet waste also contains nutrients that deplete the oxygen that fish and other aquatic life need to live. Pet waste left on the ground allows these germs and bacteria to be washed into streams, creeks and water supplies by rain and snow melt.