Preventing Water Pollution

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Loudoun County lies within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Land use, agricultural activities, and stormwater pollution in Loudoun County affect the health of the Bay.

The county has put out several flyers on how we can all help:

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Scoop Your Poop

The ordinances of Loudoun County, Chapter 612.19, Section a (9), make it a Class Four misdemeanor for the owner of any dog to fail to remove immediately the dog’s feces from any property…

 
motorOilA Resident’s Guide to Automotive Care for a Cleaner Environment

Four quarts of oil can form an 8-acre oil slick if dumped or spilled down a drain.

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A Resident’s Guide to Lawn Care for a Cleaner Environment

Incorrect gardening practices such as overuse of fertilizer/pesticides, overwatering of lawns, and improper disposal of yard waste (e.g., grass clippings, fallen leaves, and yard trimmings) are major contributors to stormwater pollution.

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Good Cleaning Practices – Pool Operations

Pool water may be allowed to enter the sanitary sewer
system ONLY if these steps are followed…



FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Department of General Services
Steve Plante, Chief, Stormwater Management
(571) 258-3227

FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, VISIT:

Loudoun County’s Solid Waste Management Facility Recycling Center

Used Motor Oil Collection & Recycling – American Petroleum Institute

Virginia Co-Operative Extension – Loudoun County Master Gardeners

Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Landscaping

Loudoun County appreciates your help in protecting our valuable water resources.