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Posted on: June 27, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Stormwater News Flash

Here are a few quick and easy steps you can take to improve the water quality in your community:

• Move your downspout away from your driveway or other impervious surface to a grassed area
• Use phosphorus free fertilizers unless fertilizing a brand new lawn
• Use fertilizer only to package instructions and sweep up any excess from walks and driveways
• Check cars for leaks and have them repaired promptly
• Use a biodegradable soap when washing your car and wash on a vegetated area
• Have your septic system inspected every 3-5 years

For more information go to the Engineering Services section of the City’s web page and find the Stormwater Program section at or visit ISWEP (Iowa Storm Water Education Program) at

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