Pendleton aims towards education during Storm Water Awareness month

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Pendleton - The Town of Pendleton is trying to raise awareness about storm water and it’s possible impact on drinking water through a nationwide campaign along with other Madison County cities this month and is asking citizens to watch what hits drains not just in April, but all year long.

“We’re trying to be proactive,” Town Hall Office Manager Jo DeWitt said. “We want people to know that only rain should make it into drains.”

DeWitt said many don’t know that water that flows off roofs, driveways and from yards ends up in the nearest stream or lake without being filtered first.

“People can help keep water cleaner by picking up animal waste, using less fertilizer on lawns or planting native plants,” DeWitt said.

According to a press release from Madison County’s Storm Water Quality Partnership, the entire county is helping raise awareness about storm water and possible pollution.


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