We must also be mindful not to improperly dispose of hazardous materials which can increase the burden wastewater systems.
- Use non-phosphate laundry detergents. Phosphates that come from wastewater may overstimulate plant growth in the water and deplete oxygen levels needed by fish.
- Purchase non-toxic cleaning products.
- Read and follow the directions on labels carefully.
- Safely dispose of household hazardous materials at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s scheduled drop off days. Never dump anything, especially hazardous materials, down a storm drain because they flow untreated, directly into our waterways.