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Common Stormwater Pollutants

Stormwater pollution occurs when stormwater runoff washes away loose sediment, chemicals, trash, pet waste or other pollutants. This water ends up in desert washes, basins or it can seep underground and adversely affect our fragile desert environment.

The following everyday products and materials can pollute our stormwater.

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  • Oil and engine fluids
  • Soap and residues from car washing
  • Litter
  • Pet waste
  • Household hazardous wastes and products
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides, herbicides and insecticides
  • Yard waste
  • Eroded Soil

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