Attentive readers of this column are aware of the importance of managing stormwater runoff in warm weather. Rainfall running off paved surfaces picks up pollutants, such as pet waste, lawn chemicals, and chemicals from our cars, and carries them into our streams (i.e., our drinking water supply).

We can keep stormwater runoff as clean as possible by limiting (or eliminating) lawn fertilizer, promptly fixing leaks in our cars, planting grasses and trees along our streambanks, and limiting paved surfaces as much as possible.

Chris Little serves on the board of directors at the Watershed Alliance of Adams County.

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