When it rains, stormwater picks up a wide variety of pollutants from surfaces such as parking lots, yards, sidewalks and streets. This polluted runoff enters the storm drain system and flows directly to our water bodies, including creeks, lakes and Puget Sound. The only way to avoid rainwater from coming into contact with these pollutants is to implement source control.
Here are some simple actions in our daily lives that we can do to help keep pollutants out of stormwater and keep our local waterways clean and healthy.
For more information about household hazardous waste disposal options, check out the King County Hazardous Waste Management website.