How can I help prevent stormwater pollution?

Create natural areas on your property to help reduce the quantity of stormwater runoff.  When working in your yard or around your home, make sure you dispose of products correctly. Never dump or dispose of items into the storm drains, pick up after your pets, keep yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, etc.) out of the street and minimize the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. What is polluted stormwater runoff?
3. Can leaves and grass go into the storm drain?
4. What causes stormwater pollution?
5. Why do we need to manage stormwater runoff?
6. How can I help prevent stormwater pollution?
7. What is an illicit discharge?
8. Doesn’t stormwater runoff go into the sanitary sewer?
9. What is an impervious surface area?
10. Are there any ways I can make a difference?
11. What should I do if I see or suspect an illicit discharge?
12. Whom do I contact if I have further questions?