As homeowners, there are things that are done every day that impact the quality of local waterways. Water is a finite resource and must be protected. It is up to the citizens of this Town to help protect the water for ourselves and future generations.
Actions You Can Take
Collect and dispose of waste properly.
Help organize a community cleanup for a street, ditch, stream, or creek.
Identify the storm drains in your neighborhood. Make sure that nothing but rain goes into the storm drain.
Limit fertilizer and pesticide use and be sure to read the labels.
Pick up litter. Bag and secure all trash and place in a proper disposal container.
Recycle all used motor oils.
Report suspected pollutants going into a stream, creek, or storm drain.
Stabilize and vegetate bare and eroding areas of lawns. Sediment is the number one source of pollution in North Carolina streams.
Take cars to a commercial carwash where water is recycled before being released into the sanitary sewer system.