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How to Prevent Water Pollution When Cleaning Carpets


There are chemicals and fibers from carpets that can go directly to our streams and creeks if you dump the dirty water into a storm drain. This water is not treated and is unsafe for the environment. 


  • Vacuum the floor before cleaning it to reduce debris;
  • Do not pump wastewater into the storm drain;
  • Dispose of the water in a utility sink or toilet that’s connected to the sanitary sewer system; and,
  • Follow all cleaning product instructions for additional disposal requirements.



Zachary Poole
Illicit Discharge Coordinator 

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