10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Stormwater Runoff Pollution

  1. Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and roads.
  2. Never dump anything down storm drains.
  3. Vegetate bare spots in your yard.
  4. Compost your yard waste.
  5. Avoid pesticides; learn about Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
  6. Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces.
  7. Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.
  8. Check car for leaks, and recycle motor oil.
  9. Pick up after your pet.
  10. If you have a septic tank, have it pumped and the system inspected regularly.

About West Harris County Regional Water Authority

Acquisition and provision of surface water and groundwater for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and other uses, the reduction of groundwater withdrawals, the conservation, preservation, protection, recharge, and prevention of waste of groundwater, and of groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions...

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