STORM WATER DOES NOT GO TO
A TREATMENT PLANT FIRST!
anywhere (including streets, driveways, lawns, etc.) in the
Kankakee River Watershed flows into the storm drain which empties directly
into the Kankakee River. So any pollutant on the ground can easily find
its way into our streams and rivers.
DUMP NO WASTE ------- DRAINS TO RIVER
What can you do to help:
use the storm or sewer drains for disposing or dumping of any pollutant
such as: motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, paints, solvents, or other
Keep cars maintained:
fix leaking fluids.
Clean up leaves or grass
clippings that accumulate on your driveway, sidewalks,
or in the street.
Sweep (do not wash)
fertilizer and soil off driveways and walkways.
Minimize your use of salt
on sidewalks and driveways during winter.
Dispose of pet wastes by
flushing them down the toilet or by burial.
Redirect down spouts away
from paved areas to vegetated areas.