Wipes, paper towels and other "unflushables" can create a sewer backup in your home. Flush only toilet paper and protect your home, the sewer system, and the environment.
Although convenient for cleaning surfaces and equipment, pressure washing can send dirty runoff into the storm drain system.
Ask your landscape maintenance contractor to use these best management practices to help protect our waters, our environment and those you love.
Learn from KPTV Meteorologist Mark Nelsen in this friendly video reminder from WES, KPTV and our other Clean Water Partners.
When it comes to deciding what to flush down the toilet, Stick to the three P’s: pee, poo and toilet paper.
Clackamas Water Environment Services is partnering with the City of Happy Valley and Portraits in Prose, Ink. to educate the community on ways to protect our streams through art!
Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers can help control pesky weeds and insects, but every pesticide (including organic) has some level of toxicity.
Heavy rains and fall leaves can cause high water and increase pollutants reaching our streams and rivers.
Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are found in common foods and food ingredients such as meat, fish, butter, cooking oil, mayonnaise, milk, gravies, sauces and food scraps.
Clackamas County has almost 100,000 dogs of all shapes and sizes. The FDA estimates that a dog excretes 0.75 pounds of waste per day. That adds up to nearly 13,000 tons of pet waste in our county per year!
The following best management practices are recommended to prevent water pollution at apartment complexes and multi-family housing unit.