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Only Rain Down Stormdrains

Because storm drains are basically rainwater expressways leading directly into our lakes and rivers, it’s time to pay attention to what clogs or gets through the grates. By cleaning away grass clippings, leaves, litter and…

Safely Deposit Pharmaceuticals

There could be some in your medicine cabinet right now — unused prescription drugs you’ve just forgotten about. Proper disposal keeps them from being misused or contaminating our fragile rivers and lakes, and now it’s…

Drink Tap Water, Not Bottled

Whether you drink it for your pocketbook or the planet, tap water is the smart option compared to bottled water. For starters, bottled water is about 500 times more expensive than tap. Then there’s the…

Go Anti Antibacterial

It turns out that plain soap and water is just as effective as antibacterial soaps for keeping hands clean and germ free. But Triclosan, the chemical compound added to some liquid soaps, toothpaste, cosmetics and…

Properly Apply Fertilizer

Use low or no phosphorus fertilizers and do not overuse or misapply fertilizers onto sidewalks and paved areas. When it rains, any misapplied fertilizers sitting on sidewalks or other paved areas will get washed into…

Adopt-A-River

The Adopt-A-River program encourages Minnesota volunteers to “adopt” a section of a river, lake, wetland, ditch or ravine to ensure its long-term health through annual cleanups. The Adopt-A-River Program is part of the Department of…

Free Winter Maintenance Training for Professionals

Prevent Pollution: Better, Cheaper Snow Removal Strategies REGISTER NOW Did you know? One 50 lb. bag of salt pollutes 10,000 gallons of water! De-icers used in winter maintenance are a major source of water pollution…

Use a Rain Barrel

Fill ‘er up for free! You and your yard will feel great when you store every downpour in your very own rain barrel. It’s the perfect plan to keep your gardens green and reduce runoff,…

Keep Fat, Grease & Cooking Oil Out of Our Plumbing

Learning the right way to get rid of used cooking oil, fat and grease helps prevent clogging and overflow of wastewater that can pose serious health and environmental concerns. So the next time you make…

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Take the pledge and download our Clean Water BINGO. Play to help keep our water clean and you could win some great prizes — an iPad, a rain barrel, movies tickets and more!

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