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Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

select the community you live and your age group 

         

 

Please check your knowledge level of the following 10 facts, when finished hit "submit".

  1. More pollutants enter streams from storm water that flows over the lawns, streets and fields than does from industrial discharges.

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  1. Water that enters storm drains and ditches flows untreated directly into streams.

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  1. When transported to streams, yard debris such as grass clippings decompose, robbing the stream of oxygen.

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  1. Pet waste left on lawns and sidewalks can be a source of bacteria for nearby streams.

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  1. Even if you do not live next to a creek or river, fertilizers and pesticides used on your property can harm local bodies of water.

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  1. When you wash your car on a driveway there is good chance the detergent and dirt will flow into a storm drain and onto a stream.

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  1. Oil and grease that collect on driveways can be carried to streams by rainwater and melting snow.

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  1. Twice a year the Central Processing Facility holds Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days where county residents can dispose of leftover paints, cleaning chemicals and pesticides.

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  1. Structures such as rain gardens and pervious pavements allow storm water to soak into the ground reducing the amount of water and pollutants washing into our streams.

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  1. Streamside trees slow flood waters, entrap and filter sediments, reduce erosion, and create habitats.

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