Storm drains found in our streets and roadside ditches lead to our lakes and streams. Therefore, if dirty water flows into the storm drain while washing your vehicle, it pollutes our local waterways. Also, if your vehicle leaks motor fluids onto driveways and streets, those can also wash into the drains and pollute our waterways.
Lawn Care & Landscaping
- Be Phosphorous Smart (provided by MSU Extension)
- Dog Waste
- Fertilizer Management (provided by SEMCOG)
- Healthy Lawn Care Tips (provided by SOCWA)
- Home Rain Gardens (provided by SOCWA)
- Lawn Care (provided by SEMCOG)
- Leaf Mulching in the Fall - Instruction Video (provided by SOCWA)
- Pesticide Management (provided by SEMCOG)
- Responsibly Managing Lawns in the Great Lakes Region (provided by MSU)
- Save Water this Summer (provided by SEMCOG)
- Soil Test (provided by MSU Extension)
- Storm Drain Protection (provided by SEMCOG)
- Tree Mulching and Watering Guidelines (provided by SOCWA)
Septic System Maintenance
Does your home utilize a septic system? If so, you should be concerned about maintenance. Poorly maintained septic systems can cause serious problems, such as contamination, and be costly to repair or replace. Property maintained systems can be effective long-term.
More information about septic system management can be found here.