New Albany Stormwater

Eliminate Water Pollution

As residents follow these 10 simple steps to help eliminate stormwater pollution:

1. Don’t Dump anything down storm drains
Stormwater doesn’t go to a treatment plant.

2. Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly
The excess runs off into our waterways and wastes money.

3. Put Litter in its place.
Storm water drainage carries litter from the roadsides into our streams, lakes and rivers. Help keep Indiana beautiful by stopping litter.

4. Pick up after your pet.
Their waste is just as bad as yours.

5. Collect yard waste and keep it out of storm drains.
This can also clog the drainage pipes and swales causing flooding.

6. Recycle used motor oil.
Remember to always recycle used motor oil and never dump anything into storm drains or ditches – they drain into our streams.

7. Check your car for leaks and fix them.
Drips from cars can pollute our streams and drinking water. Routinely maintaining your vehicle can extend its usefulness and benefit our environment.

8. Use your car less.
Consider ways to use your car less, such as ridesharing, running your errands all at once, or taking the bus. Fewer cars on the roads means less air and water pollution.

9. Wash your car on the lawn or use a carwash.
Rather than washing your car on pavement, your lawn helps absorb the water and keeps the dirty water from entering our streams. Or even better, use a commercial car wash, they recycle it.

10. Volunteer.

Learn more about stormwater pollution:
General Information and Education

  • 1st Quarter SWAC Meeting – February 19th
    The 1st Quarter SWAC meeting will be Thursday, February 19th, 2015 from 1:30 – 3 pm. The meeting will be held at the Sellersburg Police Department Training Room at 101 South New Albany Street, Sellersburg, IN 47172. Hope to see you there!
  • 2015 Pollution Prevention Municipal Training – January 27th
    Mark your calendar for the 2015 Pollution Prevention Municipal Training on January 27th, from 9-11 AM at the Clarksville Community Center. This training event is designed to Train-the-Trainer such as Department Heads, Foremen, and Safety Directors on ways to minimize pollution from entering local waterways during municipal activities, such as salt storage, vehicle fueling and maintenance, and spill response procedures. Continue Reading


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Stormwater Utility:
Joseph Ham
Stormwater Coordinator
2113 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

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After hours please call
Phil Aldridge
Field Supervisor
Brandon Sailings