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When we think of water pollution we often think of the pollution caused by business and industry, but that is not the whole story. Runoff from residential neighborhoods, cities, and farms contribute to water pollution as well. Storm drains and roadside ditches lead to our lakes and streams, so residents should be vigilant in proper disposal of substances such as oil, pet waste, leaves, fertilizers, and waste water. As a resident of Genesee County, you have a big impact on stream and river quality within our watersheds!


Simple Steps to Keep Our Water Clean

1. Fertilize Sparingly and Caringly ( Learn )

2. Choose Earth Friendly Landscaping ( Learn )

3. Practice Good Car Care ( Learn )

4. Properly Dispose of Household Waste ( Learn )

5. Be a Responsible Waterfront Owner ( Learn )


More Information

1. Storm Drains ( Learn )

2. Pet Waste ( Learn )

3. Septic Systems ( Learn )

4. Water Conservation ( Learn )