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Help reduce storm water pollution

05/03/2014 04:26PM ● Published by Tim

Because water pollution can come from so many different sources, a variety of pollution prevention and control measures are necessary. In an effort to educate the community on ways to prevent the potential for storm water pollution, the Village reminds residents that there are direct links between land activities and the rainfall and snow melt runoff that drains into storm drains and ends up in our rivers and streams. Do your part and follow these tips:

• Clean up pet waste to keep it out of street gutters

• Apply lawn fertilizer and pesticides sparingly

• Sweep up all grass clippings and rake leaves to keep yard waste debris from blowing into street

gutters

• Control soil erosion on the property by planting ground cover

• Clean up spilled automotive fluids such as oil, anti-freeze and transmission fluids from driveways and don’t hose these spills into the street

• Residents need to do their part to help eliminate storm water pollution. For information on disposal of any hazardous waste and pollution prevention, contact Kane County at 630-208-5118. Email recycle@ countyofkane.org or call 630-208-3841 for recycling information.

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