WES Education

When it comes to deciding what to flush down the toilet, Stick to the three P’s: pee, poo and toilet paper. Wipes have to go in the trash.

Pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers can help control pesky weeds and insects, but every pesticide (including organic) has some level of toxicity to non-targeted, beneficial organisms, such as honey bees, earthworms, aquatic bugs, fish and people.

Heavy rains and fall leaves can cause high water and increase pollutants reaching our streams and rivers. When it rains, water washes over roofs, streets, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, and land surfaces.

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 Food and Drug Administration estimates that a dog excretes 0.75 pounds of waste per day. That adds up 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.