Things That Everyone Should Know
From the initial rush of water from the rainstorm, most of the debris and pollutants that have settled on the ground, and in the storm-water inlets and under-drains since the last storm, will be jarred loose and carried into our streams. This process will significantly add to our water quality problems.
Items That Should Never Be Dumped
A list of items that should never be dumped down storm-water inlets are:
- Motor oil
- Pet waste
- Grass trimmings
- Leaves and yard debris
- Pine needles
- Shrubbery trimmings
- Sand and soil
- Hazardous chemicals
- Household hazardous waste (HHW)
If you stop and think... anything that enters the storm-water inlets, exits into our water ways, tributaries, streams, ponds, lakes, bays, etc.