August 26, 2015 In Announcements
RESIDENTS URGED TO MINIMIZE STORM WATER CONTAMINATION
As the heavy summer rains hit Marble Cliff, residents are reminded that storm water pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere. Rainwater and snowmelt that run off our streets and lawns pick up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, and many other pollutants on the way to the Scioto River. Residents are urged to do the following things to prevent storm water pollution from leaving our Village:
- Pick up after your pet.
- Wash you car on the grass, not the driveway.
- Apply lawn and garden chemicals sparingly.
- Never throw litter in the streets; place cigarette butts in the trash.
- Recycle motor oil.
- Compost your yard waste, including grass clippings and leaves.
- Have gutters and down spouts drain onto the ground, not onto driveways.
- Clean up spilled brake fluid, grease, and antifreeze, rather than hosing them off into the storm drains.
- Dispose of household cleaners and paint. Don’t pour them down toilets or storm water drains.
A clean Village with clean water is a goal of the Village. Citizens are encouraged to report illegal dumping and illicit sewer connections to Village Hall (486-6993) for further investigation. Confidentiality will be maintained.