Home Repair & Improvements

By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants off the ground and out of storm drains. Many hazardous materials that may be used in and around residences during routine maintenance activities include:

Adopt these healthy household habits to keep storm drains and the ocean clear of polluted runoff.

Repairing and Painting a Side of a House




More Information

For more information about proactive home care to prevent polluted runoff, check out our applicable brochures below:

Tips for Home Improvement Projects

Tips for Using Concrete and Mortar (Spanish)

Tips for Projects Using Paint (Spanish)

Sewage Spill Reference Guide for Private Property Owners

Household Tips (Spanish)

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