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Pollution Prevention Tips

Here are some easy ways to help prevent water pollution in your community

 

Did You Know?

Many sewer backups in homes  can be prevented by not pouring  cooking grease down the drain.

For information about easy ways
to dispose of cooking grease please call:

City of Elyria Wastewater Pollution Control at

(440) 366-2211 Option 0

 


Did You Know?

The storm drains on the sides of the roadways drain to the Black River.  Anything that is dumped into these drains goes directly to the fish.  Help protect our wildlife and environment by reserving these drains for rain water only.

 

Did You Know?

Grass clippings, leaves, plastic bags, beverage cans, empty bottles, food wrappers, and other forms of litter in the roadway cause plugging of the storm drains along the sides of the road resulting in the flooding of streets when it rains. A lot of these materials wash into the storm sewers with the rain and end up in the Black River and increase the amount of solid materials in the river and detract from the natural beauty of the river. As these solids break down, they use up oxygen in the river leaving less oxygen for the fish and other aquatic life. You can do your part to preserve this fresh water habitat for the fish by keeping grass clippings and leaves out of the street and by using trash cans for paper and plastic items. Please don’t litter.

 

For additional information please call:

City of Elyria Wastewater Pollution Control at

(440) 366-2211 Option 0