Help keep rivers and streams clean
(Nov 29, 2012)
Stormwater pollution is contaminated water that drains from local streets into the storm drain system.
Anytime it rains or snow melts, water runs into storm sewers, ditches and ponds, taking everything in its path, including grass clippings, leaves, fertilizers, pesticides, oil, pet waste and more.
Help protect the city’s waterways by doing the following:
- Never dump anything down storm drains.
- Sweep grass clippings onto grass and off driveways, sidewalks and roads.
- If you use fertilizer, use phosphorous-free brands.
- Learn to live with a few weeds and avoid pesticides.
- Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces.
- Take your car to a commercial car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.
- Check your car for leaks and recycle your motor oil.
- Clean up after your pet and dispose of waste properly.
- Take note of open, unattended manhole covers in streets, parks and open spaces. Contact the city at 303-658-2500 to report open manhole covers.
Visit the city website for more information on stormwater protection in Westminster.