When it Rains, it Pours – Stormwater Pollution in our Watershed
Nov 2, 2021 at 10:51am
How Rain Impacts our High Desert’s Watershed
Stormwater pollution is water runoff that flows through our neighborhoods and eventually makes its way to the watershed. While it flows through streets, neighborhoods and parking lots, it picks up chemicals and toxins like animal waste, litter, pesticides and oil.
It’s important we take the right steps to keep pollution out of our waterways this rainy season. Litter, pet waste and other harmful toxins are especially likely to end up in our waterways during the rainy season because of increased runoff.
Cleaning up after ourselves and properly disposing of waste is one of the best ways to prevent stormwater pollution. Here are some helpful tips!
- Pick up pet waste.
- Do not use fertilizers and pesticides before rain.
- Check for leaks in your car.
- If you see litter, pick it up.
- Share this information with your neighbors and friends!