KEEP FALLEN LEAVES OUT OF STREETS
Do not blow or rake leaves, grass clippings, brush, and tree branches into the street. These will leach nutrients into stormwater runoff and contribute to pollution in our waters. Leaf litter can also plug storm drains and increase flooding issues. Instead, mulch or compost yard waste away from streams or other waterways, or dispose at your local landfill.
What is Stormwater Pollution?
It’s the toxic mix of bacteria, chemicals, metals, nutrients and other contaminants that washes over pavement and other impervious surfaces and flows down storm drains to our waterways.
HELP KEEP OUR WATERWAYS CLEAN
For more tips and information visit www.BarnstableWaterResources.com
KEEP FALLEN LEAVES OUT OF STREETS.
Leaf litter leaches nutrients into stormwater runoff and contributes to pollution in our waters.
CLEAR STORM DRAINS OF DEBRIS.
Leaf litter and yard debris plug storm drains and increase flooding issues.
DON’T DUMP IN DITCHES OR STREAMS.
Decaying leaf litter releases excess nutrients causing eutrophication and algal blooms.
COMPOST LEAVES & YARD CLIPPINGS.
Reduce added chemicals in your yard and garden by creating a natural fertilizer with composted leaves.