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Prevent polluted runoff

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  • Remember: Only RAIN in the drain! Dispose of litter, car oil, pet waste and other materials properly.
  • Wash your car on the grass to prevent dirt, oil and soapy water from going down the storm drain and into the nearest stream. Or use a commercial car washing facility where the water is recycled.

What is stormwater pollution?

All of us - in our everyday activities - are polluters.

Over time, our car fluids and lawn chemicals accumulate on our driveways, roadways, and other impervious surfaces such as parking lots. When it rains, these materials are collected by the rainwater and carried directly into one of many storm drains located throughout Nashville/Davidson County.

Anything going into these storm drains eventually flows into the Cumberland River.

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Learn about Metro's illicit discharge ordinance and what you can do at work and at home to prevent pollution.