Understanding Stormwater

Understanding Stormwater

Everyone needs to do their part to reach our goal of clean healthy waterways in Plainville. Our storm drains are connected directly to our wetlands, lakes, streams, and rivers.

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10 Tips to Prevent Stormwater Runoff Pollution

  1. Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and gutters.
  2. Never dump anything down storm drains or in streams.
  3. Vegetate bare spots in your yard.
  4. Compost your yard waste.
  5. Use least toxic pesticides, follow labels, and learn how to prevent pest problems.
  6. Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces; consider a rain garden or a rain barrel to capture runoff.
  7. Take your car to a car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.
  8. Check your car for leaks and recycle your motor oil.
  9. Pick up after your pet—scoop your pet’s poop.
  10. Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly.

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