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Tips for Avoiding Stormwater Pollution
  • Don't litter.
  • Don’t dump anything except water into storm drains.
  • Take paint, chemicals, cleaners, fuels, pesticides, and hazardous waste to a household hazardous waste facility.
  • Don’t pour household products such as cleansers, beauty products, used motor oil and other auto fluids, paint, lawn care, or household chemicals on the ground or in storm drains.
  • Don’t pour any of the products listed above down the sink or flush them down the toilet.
  • Use nontoxic alternatives to home cleaning chemicals.
  • Read and follow directions on the use of household chemicals and disposal of containers.
  • Sweep driveways and patios clean instead of hosing them down.
  • Buy products with less packaging when possible.
  • Clean up after your pet, especially before it rains.
  • Contain curbside trash so it doesn't leak, fall over or blow around.
  • Don’t overuse fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Plant trees, shrubs, and ground covers that filter pollutants and reduce stormwater runoff.
  • Plant native vegetation/plants that require little or no fertilizer.
  • Don’t over water plants and lawn. Make sure water doesn't wash over streets and sidewalks.
  • Recycle yard debris or use it to make compost rather than raking it into streets where it can wash into storm sewers.
  • Repair vehicle or equipment leaks.
  • Recycle used motor oil.
  • When washing the car, park it on the grass instead of in the driveway or use a commercial car wash.
  • Dispose of unused medication properly so it doesn't end up in the landfill.

Michael Wilson
Stormwater Manager
3531 Corporate Park Dr.
Derby, KS 67037-3533

Ph: 316-788-0301
Fx: 316-788-7585
City of Derby
City of Derby
611 Mulberry Road
Suite 300
Derby, KS 67037-3533
Ph: 316-788-1519