How can I help reduce stormwater pollution?

Everyone can help reduce water pollution through stormwater runoff.  Simple things such as washing our cars on a grassy area where the detergents will soak into the ground instead of running along the driveway and street into an inlet that will carry it all the way to a lake or stream can make a difference.  Use the correct amount of fertilizer for your plants when needed so that the excess is not washed off, creating algae blooms in nearby lakes and ponds.  Never pour anything down an inlet that you wouldn’t want in a stream or lake because that’s where it will go.  Dispose of trash and yard waste in proper ways so that they do not get washed into our lakes and streams.  There are many such activities that can make a difference and preserve our lakes and streams for future generations.

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1. How is the program funded?
2. What is an MS4?
3. What are Rule 13 and MS4 General Permit (MS4GP)?
4. Why is the program necessary?
5. How can I help reduce stormwater pollution?