Stormwater Quality Program

In Your Garden

  • Sweep sidewalks and patios rather than hose debris into gutters.
  • Purchase household and garden products that are "least toxic" to the environment.​
  • Avoid using pesticides or herbicides on your yard and garden.
  • Garden organically or use alternatives to chemicals when possible.
  • Do not over-water lawns and gardens. Over-watering can flush large quantities of pesticides and fertilizer directly into storm drains.
  • Take care of your lawn in an environmentally friendly way. Download the EPA booklet Healthy Lawn, Healthy Environment (a large PDF file).

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