- Improperly disposing of motor oil
- Overusing lawn and garden products
- Leaving pet waste on the ground
Rain, snowmelt and overwatering move these household-generated pollutants to rivers, lakes and streams. This polluted runoff has a major impact on water quality.
While activities in and around our individual homes may contribute only small amounts of pollutants, they all add up to larger pollution problems in our watersheds.
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