Every property owner and tenant has the responsibility to manage storm water on their property.
Liquids or materials can be transported by rain, locally supplied water (i.e. sprinklers), or wind to a street, gutter, parking lot, or storm drain. If over applied, spilled, or disposed of improperly, constituents such as bacteria, sediment, nutrients, organic matter, surfactants, disinfectants, and suspended solids can be harmful to water quality and creek habitats.
It’s important to follow Best Management Practices (BMPs) for any activities that might cause water to go down a storm drain. Simple changes make a big impact.