Stormwater runoff can be generated from a variety of everyday residential and commercial activities such as washing cars on paved surfaces, improperly disposing of pet waste, over fertilizing our lawns, and making home improvements without erosion protection. By identifying and understanding how some of our everyday actions can contribute to stormwater runoff and making small changes to how we perform these tasks, we can help prevent water pollution in our communities.

Listed below are the most common stormwater runoff problems in the Lake Champlain Basin, as well as simple steps everyone can take to prevent such runoff.  Vermont contributes the most pollution to Lake Champlain, and therefore has the greatest opportunity to improve the health of the lake.

Stormwater pollution can be generated from a variety of everyday residential and commercial activities. Some of these activities include washing cars on paved surfaces, improperly disposing of pet waste, chemically over-treating our lawns, and making home improvements without berms or erosion protection. By identifying and understanding how some of our everyday actions can contribute to stormwater pollution and making small changes to how we perform these tasks, we can help prevent water pollution in our communities.

We’ve gathered everything you need to know here about the causes of the most common pollution problems, as well as simple steps everyone can take to prevent stormwater runoff.  Vermont contributes the most pollution to Lake Champlain, and therefore has the greatest opportunity to improve the health of the lake

This data is courtesy of the State of the Lake report.

This data is courtesy of the State of the Lake report.

 

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