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To save water and reduce water going into storm drains:


  • Use a sponge, bucket, and hose nozzle equipped with an off position to wash your car instead of letting the hose run. Wash your car on the lawn or use an approved car wash.
  • Use a broom to sweep driveways and sidewalks instead of using a hose.
  • Clear leaves and debris from storm drains.
  • Adjust sprinklers so they water the yard and not the street. Water sprinkled on the streets can pick up vehicle oils and gas which will pollute our river and aquifer.
  • Label all storm drains “Dump No Waste -Drains to Aquifer” or “Dump No Waste – Drains to River”

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Spokane County Stormwater Activities, Brochures, Educational Links, & Maps

Good Housekeeping Practices (PDF)

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Washington Stormwater Center – Eastern Washington Municipal Stormwater Resources 

Eastern WA LID Guidance Manual


Understanding Stormwater Permitting in the City of Spokane

Adventures of Aqua Duck

And the Aquifer Protection Team: Otto, Aqua Duck, Mallory and Buck