Mrs. D just spent a week in Ocean Springs, MS learning all about our watershed and how our water affects water in the Gulf of Mexico.
So, next time you want to just pour some garbage out on the ground,
Think about it…….
Storm water runoff can collect many different types of pollution before it reaches a body of water. This includes debris, dirt and chemicals. The storm water collects these materials and flows directly into a body of water like a stream or a lake. These bodies of water may be used for swimming, fishing and even DRINKING!
Now that you know that pollution from storm water runoff can contaminate the water supply, here are some tips to help you on your way to a.....
*never dump anything down storm drains
*use fertilizers sparingly
*sweep driveways and sidewalks instead of using a hose
*properly dispose of hazardous household chemicals
*check car for leaks and recycle motor oil
*educate friends and family