PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES, FERTILIZERS
Lawn + garden chemicals
Waste from animals and humans
E. coli and fecal coliform bacteria cause illness and skin irritations for surfers and swimmers.
Phosphates + nitrates from fertilizers and detergents
High nutrient levels in water can increase plant and algae growth, harming underwater ecosystems.
Bottles, cans, plastics, cigarettes, etc.
Anything on the pavement goes down the drain.
Copper, lead, mercury, zinc, iron, etc.
Vehicles deposit metals into the environment through exhaust, brake linings and tire and engine wear.
Gas, motor oil, grease Leaking vehicles and machinery drop petroleum products on roadways.
Car washing deposits oils and grease into the storm drain system.