Warmer Weather Could Lead To Pollution Problems

With the snow melting and April showers on the way, St. Joseph County wants you to be aware of storm water pollution prevention.

County conservationists say there are many things we can do to help the St. Joe River stay healthy.

Washing your car on the grass instead of your driveway, using less fertilizer, and not tossing cigarette butts out the window are all suggestions to keep our waters clean.

Run off from driveways and lawns go into the storm drains and sewers, and can hurt the river.

Troy Manges, County Conservationist says, “By one person making a difference they may be able to tell their neighbor and by them showing they can keep the storm water clean, which eventually ends up in the St. Joe River and is an important natural resource in our area.”

If you would like more information on storm water pollution prevention, there's a meeting Thursday night from 6:30P.M. to 7:30P.M. at the Public Library in downtown South Bend.

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