Protect Water Quality

Here are some simple tips you can follow to protect water quality. To learn more visit

#1: Landscape with native plants

#2: Dispose of pet waste in the trash 

#3: Capture rainwater via a rain barrel or rain garden

#4: Wash your car at a car wash facility

#5: Inspect and maintain septic systems (pumping every 3-5 years)

#6: Recycle and dispose of household chemicals properly (motor oil, household cleaners, paint, etc.)

#7: ​Soil test before you apply fertilizers and use low or no-phosphorus fertilizers

#8: Keep lawn at 3 inches in height to reduce runoff and save water

#9: Maintain all vehicles, eliminating leaks and spills

#10: Use driveway salt in the winter sparingly