As the rainy season starts, remember that the storm water runoff eventually ends up in our rivers. Let’s try our best to protect the health of the rivers by preventing pollution from ending up in our storm water runoff. Here are some easy ways you can do that in your own home:
- Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and gutters so that leaves and litter don’t enter the storm drain.
- Check your car for leaks and recycle your motor oil.
- Never dump anything down the storm drain or into a stream.
- Pick up after your pet.
Below are a few links to help:
For more information, click the link below that will take you to the Oregon DEQ website that discusses the Willamette Basin TMDL. If the link does not work, please copy and paste the url into your browser. https://www.oregon.gov/deq/wq/tmdls/Pages/TMDLs-Willamette-Basin.aspx