For water pollution complaint investigation contact:
Cary Armstrong (360) 397-6118 ext. 4392
Unincorporated Clark County residents can help reduce the amount of pollutants reaching our streams by remembering these Stormwater Pollution Solutions:
- Inspect and maintain your car regularly to prevent leaks of oil, antifreeze and other fluids.
- When washing your car, pull it up on the grass whenever possible.
- Use kitty litter to clean up leaks and spills.never hose down spills into the gutter!
- Reduce automotive use by carpooling, riding the bus, riding your bike, or walking!
- Water based paint (e.g. latex) brushes should be rinsed out in the sink.
- Try to avoid purchasing oil-based paint! Cleaning oil-based paint equipment requires a solvent that must be properly disposed at Clark County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites.
- Sweep sidewalks and patios rather than hose debris into gutters. Put swept yard debris for curbside pick-up or in compost bin.
Lawn and Garden
- Do not apply lawn and garden products when rain is forecast.
- Purchase household and garden products that are "least toxic" to the environment.
- Spread compost or use organic fertilizers rather than synthetic fertilizers.
- Apply lawn and garden products according to manufacturer's instructions.do not over apply.
- Avoid the use of "weed and feed" products.
More things you can do to prevent stormwater pollution
- Seal animal wastes in a bag and throw away in the garbage.
- Remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle all materials whenever possible.
Throw all litter and trash into covered trash containers.
For more detailed information, check out the Stormwater Facility Maintenance Manual (PDF - 256K) which outlines the standards and practices for maintaining both public and private stormwater facilities.