Tuesday, October 15, 2019

When Leaves Fall, So Can Water Quality

Leaves and yard waste contain phosphorus. When it rains, stormwater flows through leaf piles in streets creating a phosphorus rich “leaf tea” that travels through storm drains to our lakes. The excess phosphorus leads to toxic algae blooms, low oxygen levels and green murky water in our lakes.

For more information on how to keep streets leaf-free and on fall leaf collection, click the links below:

Protect Our Lakes
Rain Alerts
Waunakee Leaf Collection