You can help protect our water quality by developing new habits and implementing some easy ideas for your garden and yard.
By no longer using fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides at home, there will be fewer harmful items carried into the water supply when it rains.
Other useful steps include picking up pet waste and using car washes, instead of rinsing soapy water off of your driveway at home, to reduce the harmful pollutants that would otherwise end up in our streams.
Homeowners may add rain barrels, downspout planters and rain gardens to capture, store and absorb water when it rains. This reduces the intense effects of rain during a storm, and then allows the water to be released more slowly into yards and flower beds.