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Page 10 - Storm Drains


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 Spring Lake.

This 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, 
          Fertilizers, Other Hazardous Chemicals, Animal Waste, All Litter, 
          Grass, Leaves, and Branches.

Sweep driveways and dispose of debris instead of washing it down the storm drains 

Conservatively use salt to melt snow and ice on driveways, use sand or chip the ice off when possible.



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