Easy Things You Can Do Every Day To Protect Our Water
It is one of our most precious natural resources Yet so often we take it for granted.
Storm water management is just one of the many ways that we can preserver this asset
and improve our environment.
A Guide to Healthy Habits for Cleaner Water
Pollution on streets, parking lots and lawns is washed by rain into storm drains,
then directly to our drinking water supplies and the ocean and lakes our children
play in. Fertilizer, oil, pesticides, detergents, pet waste, grass clippings: You
name it and it ends up in our water.
Stormwater pollution is one of New Jersey’s greatest threats to clean and plentiful
water, and that’s why we’re all doing something about it.
By sharing the responsibility and making small, easy changes in our daily lives,
we can keep common pollutants out of storm water. It all adds up to cleaner water,
and it saves the high cost of cleaning up once it’s dirty.
As part of New Jersey’s initiative to keep our water clean and plentiful and to meet
federal requirements, many municipalities and other public agencies including colleges
and military bases must adopt ordinances or other rules prohibiting various activities
that contribute to storm water pollution. Breaking these rules can result in fines
or other penalties.