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Taking Action

There are many things you can do to help prevent stormwater runoff. Simple actions like picking up after your pet, properly disposing of motor oil, and following the directions when applying fertilizers and pesticides can dramatically improve our local waters. You’ll notice “no mow” signs along Little Alamance Creek. Consider leaving a vegetated buffer along the stream in your backyard, or incorporating conservation plantings or native plants into your landscape to encourage water infiltration into the soil, reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, and provide habitat for the birds, bees, butterflies, and other critters which may call your backyard home. Consider capturing nutrient rich rain water with a rain barrel or cistern, or disconnect your downspouts and have them drain into a rain garden instead of the city stormwater system. For more actions, check out the information below, or visit Stormwater SMART Homeowners page. Our Homeowner Information Guide is also a great place to start.

Taking Action


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