How can I help prevent algae in ponds and lakes?
Algae generally feeds on excess fertilizer from the drainage system. The most effective way to stop the algae is to cut off its supply of fertilizer. This can be done by only using fertilizers when needed and in the amounts needed and allowing a buffer strip of plants to grow around the water’s edge. Leaving 10-30 feet of vegetation around the water's edge that is not mowed can significantly reduce the amount of pollutants entering the water and feeding the algae.

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1. When do I need to hire an engineer or surveyor to complete a site plan?
2. When do I need to submit a site plan?
3. Why are natural habitats important?
4. Where should I wash my car and why?
5. When, where, and how can I drain my swimming pool and why does it matter?
6. How can I help prevent algae in ponds and lakes?
7. How much fertilizer does my grass need and why does it matter?
8. What is erosion and why does it matter?
9. When do I need an erosion control permit?
10. Where can I discharge my sump pump?
11. What is Rule 13 (EPA Phase II) and how does it affect me?
12. What are hazardous materials?
13. Where can I dispose of yard waste or hazardous materials?
14. How can I help prevent storm water pollution?
15. What is non-point source pollution and why is it important?
16. What if I have flooding problems?
17. Where can my downspouts discharge?
18. What is the $12 on my utility bill used for?
19. Where can I find information on how to deal with basement seepage?