Storm Water Pollution: What do you Think?

Storm Water Pollution: What do you Think?

Clean Water New Jersey

*You may think littering is no big deal (it is).

*You may think whatever runs into the storm drains gets treated before it reaches local rivers and streams (it isn’t).

*You may think motor oil and other hazardous materials doesn’t harm the water very much (it does).

Pollution seeps into the ground and is carried by stormwater (rain and snow) directly to our drinking water, streams, lakes and oceans. Contaminated stormwater is the number one cause of water pollution in New Jersey.

Simple things, like proper clean-up after oneself and careful use of chemicals in the home, office and yard are helpful ways for businesses and residents to protect the water.

*Hasbrouck Heights NJ has ordinances aimed at reducing pollution from litter, fertilizer, oil, pesticides, detergents, animal waste, grass clippings and other debris. For details, see Thank you for keeping them in mind and doing your share.

*Keep grass, leaves and trash out of storm drains.

*Don’t feed wildlife.

*Clean up after your pet.

*Limit use of fertilizers & pesticides.

*Properly handle hazardous products.

NJ Department of Environmental Protection

Disclaimer: This information came directly from the Clean Water NJ pamphlet, and I give them full credit for the information. Please refer to the attached websites for more information on the program.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Storm Water Pollution: What do you Think?

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please do your share to keep the environment safe and clean.

    Liked by 1 person

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