What can I do to prevent stormwater pollution?
• Don’t put anything in storm drains but rainwater.
• Avoid throwing litter into the street.
• Pick up after your pet.
• Recycle your motor oil.
• Bag, compost or recycle grass, tree limbs, leaves, and other yard waste.
• Use yard waste as mulch, as natural fertilizer, or as ground cover.
• Encourage local businesses to start a recycling program if they don’t already have one.
• Don’t use harsh, abrasive or toxic chemicals around the house.
• Recycle your grass, “Use a Mulching Mower”
• Report illegal dumping.
• Buy just what you need to do the job.
• Be smart when you apply pesticides or fertilizers.

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1. What is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program?
2. Are sewers and storm drains the same thing?
3. What can I do to prevent stormwater pollution?
4. Can any products be safely poured down the storm drains?
5. How do I report illegal dumping or suspicious discharges?