New Year’s Resolutions and Stormwater Pollution Prevention

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New Year’s Resolutions to Prevent Stormwater Pollution

As we wind down our holiday festivities, it’s a natural time to reflect on the year gone by and to make resolutions for the new year ahead. What better way to ring in the new year than by being a clean water steward and preventing stormwater pollution? Pollutants such as pet waste, trash and yard waste, fertilizers, pesticides, and automobile fluids can be carried to storm drains by rain and irrigation runoff and can end up in our local waterways and ocean without being treated, causing harm to our aquatic life and even human health. Below are some ways you can meet your new year’s resolutions and help preserve the beauty and quality of our waterways!

The County wishes all its residents a very happy and pollution-free new year! Learn more about how stormwater pollution is impacting San Diego County and what the County is doing to preserve the beauty of our waterways through its Watershed Protection Program.

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