Tips to Prevent Stormwater Pollution in Your Community

You can choose to be a part of the solution! Here are some tips to reduce stormwater pollution in your community: 

  • Limit your use of pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Pick up after your pet.
  • Regularly sweep your sidewalks and driveways.
  • Don't litter.
  • Reduce the amount of hard (impervious) surfaces on your property.
  • Don’t wash your car on hard (impervious) surfaces.
  • Keep storm drains free from debris, including leaf piles.
  • Disconnect your downspouts from storm drains and redirect them into your garden.
  • Install a rain barrel, cistern, or rain garden.
  • Ensure that your vehicles don’t leak oil.
  • Contact your local representative to support green infrastructure projects.

For more information on what you can do, check out NJDEP’s Clean Water NJ website here.

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