Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces is now recognized as a leading cause of impairment to our shared water resources. Studies conducted across the continent have shown that detectable degradation of streams, rivers and reservoirs begins with as little as 10% of a watershed being covered with impervious surfaces.
It is up to each one of us to do what we can to ensure that our water remains clean. Follow the proper steps to keep the water in New Jersey clean for all our residents, both present and future.
For more information on what you can do to help, go to www.cleanwaternj.org .
Other links are listed below to assist you in the fight to keep NJ water clean:
Car Wash - If you wash your car in the driveway, you might as well wash it in the lake.
Fertilizer - If you use too much fertilizer on your lawn, you might as well fertilize the stream.
Healthy Lawns - Healthy Water - What can you do?
Littering - If you litter in the street, you might as well litter in the river.
Motor Oil - If your car leaks in the driveway, you might as well let it leak in the ocean.
Pet Waste - If you don't pick up after your pet..... it might as well poop in the river.