Potential Pollutants

Learn more about potential pollutants in local urban creeks and ways to reduce their environmental impacts:

Drinking Water
from water main breaks and irrigation leaks

Pesticides and Herbicides
from lawns and gardens

Sewage Overflows
from blocked sanitary sewer pipes

Fertilizers
from lawns and gardens

Hazardous Materials
such as oil and grease from roadways and parking lots

Sediment
from construction sites

Trash
especially cigarette butts, plastic wrappers and plastic bottles