Stormwater Pollution and Solutions
Reducing Stormwater Pollution
Pollutants wash off of yards, driveways, and roads and into our creeks and lakes every time it rains. Learn how you can minimize your personal pointless pollution!
Information on wastewater treatment facilities within Alachua County, septic systems, and managing kitchen grease.
How to reduce pollution from your yard, Best Management Practices, Water Conservation Tips, Rain Gardens, Managing Kitchen Grease, and more!
Scoop it, Bag it, Trash it! Pet Waste is a major source of fecal contamination to our water bodies and it poses a threat to the heath of you and your pets.
Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Planning ahead, proper installation and inspections can greatly reduce erosion and sedimentation from construction sites. Sediment can clog our stormwater collection system and damage aquatic habitats.
Low Impact Development
Nutrients and sediments are beneficial to your yard but detrimental to creeks. Visit this site to learn how to contain stormwater on site.
Even if you can't see a creek or lake from your house, what you do at your house and in your yard affects local water quality. When it rains, water runs off our roofs, driveways, and other hard surfaces (called stormwater) and travels through the stormwater collection system and where it goes to a creek or pond without any treatment. Most of our creeks discharge to the aquifer (our drinking water) through sinkholes.
Download a map of Alachua County Watersheds!