· The illegal dumping of products or waste into the storm sewer system and/or curb and gutter.
· The over application of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
· The leaking of fluids from motor vehicles.
Once these hazardous materials enter the storm sewer system, they drain to our rivers where they can:
· Harm fish and wildlife.
· Promote weed growth.
· Create stagnant pools that breed disease-carrying pests.
· Inhibit the natural beauty and safety of our outdoor recreation sites.
You can help to protect the City's storm sewer system by:
· Picking up any spills of automotive fluids, pesticides, fertilizers, or other materials on your property immediately so they do not reach the curb and gutter.
· Use only the amount of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers that is necessary to do the job.
· Dispose of empty containers of automotive fluids, pesticides, fertilizers, or other materials properly by enclosing them in a plastic bag before putting them in the trash.
· Bring household hazardous waste to one of the City's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days.