As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants. Stormwater can flow into a storm sewer system and eventually to Lake Mead used for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Polluted runoff is the nation’s greatest threat to clean water. Reducing the quantity of pollutants and improving the quality of stormwater runoff in the Las Vegas Valley can start with individual homeowners. By implementing the following Best Management Practices (BMPs), homeowners can significantly reduce pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the ground and out of stormwater. Adopt these healthy household habits and help protect the Las Vegas Wash and Lake Mead.
Pool water must be discharged to the sanitary sewer via an on-site sewer manhole or through a resident's sewer clean-out. Pool draining into the street or storm drain is against city and county ordinance.
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