Keep It Clean

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The We All Live Downstream program offers simple steps you can take at home to  prevent water pollution .


Take a Tour

Watershed Signage

Signage installed at Griggs, O'Shaughnessy & Hoover Reservoirs invites park visitors to  take a self-guided tour along the shoreline & learn about the green infrastructure installed there.

Rain gardens, porous pavement & more can improve the quality of storm water entering the reservoirs that supply our drinking water.

Non-point Source Pollution

Stormwater Runoff

Protect our Waterways
Illustration Courtesy of NCDENR

Keep It Clean, We All Live Downstream (WALD)

Stormwater Runoff or "non-point source pollution"Water – A Vital Natural Resource. Our quality of life and health is greatly dependent upon the quality of our water. Fish and other wildlife also rely on the responsible stewardship of our natural resources. Activities in our homes, yards and communities have an effect on the quality of our water supplies. By learning about this connection, we can protect our waterways through prevention of non-point source pollution caused when storm water picks up contaminants as it flows through a watershed. Click illustration for larger image.

What You Can Do To Prevent Water Pollution - Simple steps are featured below including: proper disposal of household hazerdous waste, yard waste (including pet waste), and cooking grease; making simple lawn care choices; reducing stormwater runoff; maintaining cars & driveways properly; & don't litter, volunteer for clean-ups & other events. Closely related topics are highlighed in the rotator.