• Try to clean up after your pet before it rains and dispose of the waste in a garbage can or flush it down the toilet.
  • Adequately contain your curbside trash so that it won't leak, fall over or blow around.
  • Preserve established trees in your yard and neighborhood.
  • Don't overuse fertilizers and pesticides if you choose to use them.
  • Plant trees, shrubs and ground covers that filter pollutants and reduce stormwater runoff.
  • Don't cut your grass too short. Adjust your lawnmower to the proper height to reduce runoff from lawns.
  • Choose to plant native vegetation and or plants that require little or no fertilizer.
  • Don't overwater your plants and lawn. Make sure water doesn't wash over streets and sidewalks.
  • Recycle yard debris, or use it to make compost, instead of raking it into streets where it can wash into storm sewers.
  • Compost or mulch can help to hold moisture in the soil and control weeds.
  • Sweep your garage and driveway into a dustpan rather than into the street