There are many ways you can help prevent pollutants from being picked up by stormwater runoff and/or being carried to our river and creeks by the storm sewer system. The two most basic ways are:
- Be aware: Anything that lands on the ground has the potential to enter the storm sewer system and ultimately end up in the Arkansas River. The activities you do everyday around your home, yard and business can have an impact on the quality of the water in Cañon City.
- Never dump any material or liquid down a storm drain. Keep storm drains clean; only stormwater runoff from rain and snow melt should ever go down the drain.