Storm drains and roadside ditches lead to our lakes and streams. Any oil, pet waste, leaves, or dirty water from washing your car or other outside activities that enters a storm drain gets into our lakes and streams.
Fertilizer, grass clippings or dirt on your driveway should be swept back onto your lawn. Hosing down your driveway sends these pollutants into the storm drains that lead to our lakes and rivers.
Whether in the street or in your yard, remember to keep leaves, grass clippings, trash, and fertilizers away from storm drains.
Never dump motor oil, chemicals, pet waste, dirty or soapy water (or anything else) down the storm drain.