The purpose of storm drain stenciling is to alert
people to the fact that storm water runoff from your street, sidewalk, and
driveways flows directly through storm drains into SPRING LAKE or a tributary.
This runoff washed pollutants into the water and harms SPRING LAKE'S water
quality. Fertilizer runoff provides the nutrients, which causes algae blooms.
Improper disposal of hazardous
wastes leads to the poisoning of our lake's fish and harms the water quality.
This contamination can also endanger human use by polluting our lake for
swimmers, boaters, and other recreational users. Polluted runoff occurs when
water runs over land or pavement, picks up pollutants and then deposits them in
stenciling program is sponsored by Spring Lake - Lake Board.
Please prevent the following things from going into storm drains
and POLLUTING SPRING LAKE:
Motor Oil, Gasoline, Antifreeze, Paint, Pesticides, Herbicides,
Hazardous Chemicals, Animal Waste, All Litter,
Grass, Leaves, and
Sweep driveways and
dispose of debris instead of washing it down the storm drains
to melt snow and ice on driveways, use sand or chip the ice off when possible.
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