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Drain strain

Take personal responsibility for what you put down the drain. It's obvious but important-our sinks, toilets, and storm drains lead directly or indirectly to a river. For that reason, many schools sponsor storm drain stenciling projects to teach students and remind adults that how they dispose of waste has a direct effect on the nearest river.

Keep animal waste, leaf litter and lawn clippings away from drains. Their nutrients overload the system and cause algae blooms and oxygen depletion. Oil and gas residue from driveways, parking lots, roads, and leaky vehicles are a huge source of pollution to rivers; so keep your vehicle tuned up and get regular oil changes. If you change your own oil, be sure to recycle it.

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