DID YOU KNOW?
Water that goes into storm drains in Abita Springs eventually end up in the Abita River.
DID YOU KNOW? Only water that drains through your house drainage system is treated before going into the Abita River.
That's RIGHT! That mop water your neighbor dumped down the stormdrain is going into the same River you might fish out of. Not only is it gross but it's also ILLEGAL.
It's called Stormwater Pollution
Please report any illegal
dumping or discharges to
Town Marshal Mike Slemmer, immediately: (985) 892-0711 or email@example.com
Do not dispose of chemicals down the drain.
Report anything suspicious or unusual around stormwater.
Clean up after your pets, and do not litter.
Do not maintain or wash your car in public areas, where runoff will easily flow to stormwater.
How can you help?
Use the information found on this page to educate yourself, your family, and your community! Each resident of Abita Springs can help protect the quality of the Abita River, by following these simple steps:
Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly.
Repair auto leaks.
Dispose of household hazardous waste, used auto fluids (antifreeze, oil, etc.), and batteries at designated collection or recycling locations.
Clean up after your pet.
Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on a lawn or other unpaved surface.
Sweep up yard debris rather than hosing down areas.
Compost or recycle yard waste when possible.
Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors.
Properly dispose of excess paints through a household hazardous waste collection program.
Report illicit discharges by calling the Town of Abita Springs at (985) 892-0711 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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