What can you do to protect the community water supply?

  • Never dump used motor oil, gas, household chemicals, or pesticides on the ground.
  • If you have a septic system, have it checked every other year to ensure it is working properly.
  • Properly abandon any unused wells on your property. They are a hazard to groundwater quality and a liability to you.
  • Follow instructions for the use of fertilizer and pesticides. Over application of these products can be harmful to the environment.
  • If you have a private well, test your water annually. 
  • To report water pollution, including illegal dumping of chemicals, please call Oakland County's 24-Hour Pollution Hotline: 248-0858-0931.