The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that contaminants in stormwater runoff cause over half of the pollution in our nation's waterways. Pollutants such as fertilizers, household chemicals, motor oil, paints, pet waste, solvents, yard waste, and more are commonly washed into your local stormwater system. These pollutants are discharged untreated to local waterways. It begins when rain or snowmelt washes over pavement and other impervious surfaces, picks up contaminants and litter, and flows down storm drains to the waterways we rely on for drinking, recreating, and fishing.
Help keep our waterwasy clean by disposing of pollutants properly and reviewing our TMDL Implementation Plan.