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Going to the Car Wash

Did you know that when we hand wash cars on a paved surface, all the detergents, chemicals, and dirt coming off the car head straight to local waterways? Impervious surfaces such as blacktop, concrete, or cement do not allow water to infiltrate them; instead, they usher water to the nearest ditch or storm drain. Therefore,…

Correctly Draining Your Pool

It is pool draining time of year- make sure you are doing so correctly. And yes, there is a right and a wrong way to empty your pool! Step 1:Make sure that the chlorine levels are next to zero before removing any of the water from your pool. Chlorine does wonders for your pool by…

Illicit Discharge

Car oil, household hazardous waste, and failing septic tanks are just a few of the many contaminants that can pollute our rivers. Any material that is not stormwater that enters a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4)- such as a storm drain, pipe, or ditch- is defined as an illicit discharge. Illicit discharges happen in…

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