Water Pollution is a Crime

Don't Stand for It

STOPPIT!

Call or text 302STOPPIT (302.786.7748), or write hotline@302stoppit.org

What to Report

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If everyone in New Castle County works together, we can enjoy clean and clear streams, ponds, and rivers. If you spot these signs that someone isn't doing their part, report it! 

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Leaking Dumpsters

When rain falls on open or overfilled waste containers, the "dumpster juice" runs into storm drains and the nearest creek.

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Oil Slicks

When shade tree mechanics dump used motor oil and other fluids on the street, they run downhill to the nearest stormdrain -- and then the nearest creek.

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Household Chemicals

The storm drain is the wrong place to dispose of paint, solvents, detergents, pesticides, and other household chemicals. 

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Household Garbage

Household garbage can quickly clog our storm drains, which can cause water to back up into your streets, yard, and home. 

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Yard Waste

Grass clippings and yard waste clog storm drains, potentially flooding streets and nearby homes.

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Pool Water

Pool water must have all chlorine removed before the water is emptied out. If you suspect someone is draining chlorinated water, we want to know about it.

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Pet Waste

Pet waste isn't fertilizer, and storm drains aren't trash cans. Pet waste is a leading cause of disease-causing germs in waterways.