Runoff picks up chemicals, metals, and other toxic substances on our streets, roofs, and lawns. These substances combine with our fertilizers, corrosive dusts from vehicles, as well as household chemicals and cleaning agents to form harmful compounds that infect our waterbodies.
Do your part by storing chemicals away from rainwater in a covered location that is raised off the ground and always dispose of chemicals properly. Never dump soap or other washing substances down a storm drain. Maintain vehicles so they don’t leak and wash your car over grass or gravel so water can infiltrate instead of running off into a storm drain
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