Conservation Practices for Homeowners

PROTECT YOUR INVE$TMENT! - Keep Our Lakes Clean

What’s The Problem?

  • Storm water runoff is the #1 pollution threat to our lakes.
  • Storm water runoff picks up polluting hitchhikers such as soil, fertilizers, pesticides, manure and petroleum products.
  • Runoff happens when we build roads, houses, lawns and driveways without compensating for the elimination of forested areas, which would otherwise absorb the water.
  • Even common soil is a real pollutant. It contains lots of phosphorus that causes algae to grow heavily and interfere with water clarity.
  • Runoff can also contain harmful bacteria, viruses and toxic materials from the land.

What Can You Do?

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