Important Parent Information » Stormwater Pollution Prevention (MS4)

Stormwater Pollution Prevention (MS4)

10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Stormwater Runoff Pollution

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