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Ten things you can do to prevent stormwater runoff pollution

Many people wrongly think that storm drains are part of a sanitary sewer system that flow to a wastewater treatment plant.

Actually, storm drains are a direct link to local streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands.

Never dump anything down storm drains or in ditches

If you need to dispose of something and not sure where to put it, contact your County Extension Office to ask about safe ways to dispose of materials.

The  University of Arkansas Extension office has compiled a complete collection of simple suggestions for what you can do to keep storm water from becoming polluted water.

For a complete list of tips, visit stormwater runoff.

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