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Stormwater Quality Program - Lawn and Landscape Products

Pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers are the most difficult category of stormwater pollutant. They are carried to the Indian Bend Wash and our lakes in the runoff from rainfall. They are toxic to fish as well as to the humans who eat the fish. Whether you do the yard work yourself or hire a landscaper, keep these products out of the stormwater system.


BMPs for Lawn Products:

  • Follow label instructions precisely.
  • When applying these products, remember the motto "More is NOT better". Excess product will not be absorbed into the soil, it will be carried off into the stormwater system when it rains.
  • Don't over-water your lawn. Excess product can be carried into the street from the sprinkler system.
  • Do some research. Use non-toxic alternative products to control weeds and add nutrients to your lawn.

BMPs for Pesticides/Insecticides/Fungicides:

  • Follow label instructions precisely.
  • If you apply the product yourself, use the least toxic, safest, and most environmentally friendly product available for the job.
  • Use only the amount and concentration needed for the job.
  • Ask your pest-control company to use the least toxic, safest and most environmentally friendly product available for the job.
  • Try to find and use a non-toxic alternative to control pests and insects.

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