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Fertilizer Use
Agriculture                                                                                                                            
Residential                                                                                                                              

Household Chemicals and Wastes
Improper disposal of household chemicals and wastes can spill and leech through the soil into the groundwater.  Various waste disposal options are available.

Spring Clean-up Day 
Hazardous Waste Disposal 
Recycling     

Storage Tanks
Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST)                                                                             
Under Ground Storage Tanks (UGS)
Septic Tanks 

Waste Streams
Illicit discharges and chemical spills can infiltrate soils or runoff into storm sewers.

Surface Runoff
Fertilizers, oil, antifreeze, and other contaminants transport from driveways and roads into storm sewers which discharges directly to nearby ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers.
Storm Water Runoff                                                                                                   
Nutrient Management                                                                                                 
Phosphorus-Free Fertilizer                                                                                          

Wells
Improperly working wells can leach fecal coliform bacteria and other contaminants more quickly into the groundwater.  Abandoned wells are a potential threat to health, safety, and the environment.  Abandoned wells are often sealed to reduce these risks.
Well Owners Handbook                                                                                                       
Sealing Abandoned Wells                                                                                         
Class V Wells                                                                                                            
Drinking Water from Household Wells

 

 

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