Storm Water Protection

  1. Landscape Businesses
  2. Food Service & Restaurants
  3. Automotive Repair & Maintenance
  4. Pool, Fountain & Spa Maintenance

Things to Remember

  • Water runs downhill
  • Water picks up everything
  • Water flows to our lakes, rivers, streams, and creeks

Tips for Preventing Pollution

Please refer to and follow these guidelines to help reduce pollutants from entering the stormwater system.

  • Do not use pesticide/herbicide/fertilizer if rain is expected. Apply only when wind speeds are low (less than 5 miles per hour).
  • Do not mix or prepare pesticide/herbicide/fertilizer for application near storm drains.
  • Prepare the minimum amount of pesticide/herbicide/fertilizer needed for the job and use the lowest rate that will effectively control the issues.
  • Employ techniques to minimize off-target application (e.g. spray drift) of pesticide/herbicide/fertilizer, including consideration of alternative application techniques.
  • Calibrate pesticide/herbicide/fertilizer application equipment to avoid excessive application.
  • Sweep pavement and sidewalk if pesticide/herbicide/fertilizer is spilled or overspread on these surfaces.
  • Collect any lawn and garden clippings, pruning waste, and tree trimmings to chip for compost or remove to landfill that composts yard waste.
  • Do not blow or rake leaves, clippings, etc. into the street or storm drain.