Learn about Pet Waste Pollution, Disposing of Yard Waste, Household Hazardous Waste and how City Ordinances prohibit pollution that can make its way into our storm drain system.
Storm water isn’t treated before it flows into our river, creeks and bay. When it rains, anything on the ground that can float runs the risk of ending up in our storm drain system. Consequently, the floating materials become pollution for these receiving waters. That pollution ends up on our area beaches or stays in the water. When it stays in the water, it can impact the people, pets, fish and wildlife that use the water. If you swim in the ocean, bay or river; if you fish or crab in the same bodies of water, or if you simply enjoy the environment of those areas, your experience will be less enjoyable if water pollution is involved. Fortunately, there are ways you can do your part to reduce water pollution.