Falling Leaves and Protecting Clean Water

011Fall Clean Up: Remember your curbs and gutters to protect our lakes and waterways. !

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 2.22.21 PMDid you know that just five bags of leaves and organic debris from streets and sidewalks could contain one pound of phosphorus?  Over time, this can lead to the growth of hundreds of pounds of algae.  

Cleaning up our curbs and gutters will prevent the highly nutrient-rich leaves and debris from entering rivers, lakes, and streams, and reduces pollution at the source, and improves water quality in our community. Fight water pollution in the street near your home today.

What to do?

— Sweep up leaves, sediment, trash and recyclable materials on our streets.

— Clean out storm drains.



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