This post is paid advertising by Lebanon County Clean Water Alliance (LCCWA).

The LCCWA was formed in an effort to address U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection requirements focused on improving the quality of our streams, rivers, and lakes.

Stormwater runoff in Lebanon County drains to numerous streams, rivers, and lakes. Decades of polluted runoff have threatened the quality of our drinking and recreational water resources; including the plants, animals, and fish that live and thrive in them. Fortunately, by doing these simple things, we can help reduce polluted runoff in Lebanon County:

  • Only stormwater should enter the storm drains and inlets, keep these areas free of leaves, grass, and trash
  • Never dump anything into storm drains or streams
  • Pick up after your pet
  • Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways and sidewalks
  • Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces; consider utilizing a rain barrel or installing a rain garden to capture runoff
  • Report any spills or suspicious dumping to your local municipality