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Neighbors of North Aurora

Help reduce storm water pollution

03/14/2015 01:44PM ● By Tim
Water pollution prevention and control measures are critical to improving water quality and reducing the need for costly wastewater and drinking water treatment. A variety of pollution prevention and control measures are needed because water pollution can come from many different sources. In an effort to educate the community on ways to prevent the potential for storm water pollution, we ask that residents be aware of the direct links between land activities, and rainfall and snow melt runoff that drains into storm drains and ends up in our rivers and streams. Clean up pet waste to keep it out of the street gutters; apply lawn fertilizer and pesticides sparingly; sweep up your grass clippings and rake leaves to keep yard waste debris from blowing into street gutters; control soil erosion on your property by planting ground cover; clean up spilled automotive fluids such as oil, anti-freeze and transmission fluids from driveways and don’t hose the spills into the street. Please do your part to help eliminate storm water pollution. For information on disposal of any hazardous waste and pollution prevention, please contact Kane County at 630-208-5118. For further information on recycling, email recycle@countyofkane.org or call 630-208-3841.