How can I help prevent storm water pollution?
Everyone can reduce the amount of non-point source pollution they produce. Simple things such as washing our cars on a grassed area where the detergents will soak into the ground instead of running along the driveway and street into an inlet that will carry it all the way to a lake or stream. Use the correct amount of fertilizer for our plants when needed so that the excess can’t be washed off and fertilize algae in nearby lakes and ponds. Never pour anything down an inlet that you wouldn’t want in a stream or lake because that’s where it will go. Dispose of trash and yard waste in proper ways so that they don’t get washed into our lakes and streams. There are many such activities that can make a difference and preserve our lakes and streams for our children and our children’s children.

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1. When do I need to hire an engineer or surveyor to complete a site plan?
2. When do I need to submit a site plan?
3. Why are natural habitats important?
4. Where should I wash my car and why?
5. When, where, and how can I drain my swimming pool and why does it matter?
6. How can I help prevent algae in ponds and lakes?
7. How much fertilizer does my grass need and why does it matter?
8. What is erosion and why does it matter?
9. When do I need an erosion control permit?
10. Where can I discharge my sump pump?
11. What is Rule 13 (EPA Phase II) and how does it affect me?
12. What are hazardous materials?
13. Where can I dispose of yard waste or hazardous materials?
14. How can I help prevent storm water pollution?
15. What is non-point source pollution and why is it important?
16. What if I have flooding problems?
17. Where can my downspouts discharge?
18. What is the $12 on my utility bill used for?
19. Where can I find information on how to deal with basement seepage?