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If stormwater pollution were rubber duckies,
it wouldn't matter what went down our storm drains.
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Reduce runoff:
    - Rain Gardens

   
- Rain Barrels
   
- Vegetated Buffers

Minimize the impact of
lawn care:
    - General Lawn &
      Garden Tips

    - Cumberland County
      SWCD's YardScape Page

    - Maine YardScaping
      Partnership

Other tips:
    - Soil Erosion   
    - Pet Waste   
    - Car Care
    - Litter
    - Septic System
      Maintenance

    - Fuel Storage  
    - Chemical Storage & 
      Disposal

Pet Waste

Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into storm drains and eventually into local water bodies. Farms and other areas that have large numbers of livestock or other animals can contribute to stormwater pollution as well.

Pooper-Scooping Tips:

  • Pick pet waste up in a bag and dispose of it properly in the trash if allowed locally.

  • Flush it down the toilet (flush only the pet waste - empty it out of the plastic bag first).

  • Bury it in the yard away from the garden, drinking water sources, and well-traveled areas.

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Scoop the poop.
It’s your “doodie” as a responsible pet owner.
 

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