What can I do to prevent stormwater run-off pollution?
  • Avoid pesticides; learn about Integrated Pest Management.

  • Check your car for leaks and recycle motor oil.

  • Compost your yard waste.

  • Direct down-spouts away from paved surfaces.

  • Do not dump trash or pollutants into the stormwater drainage system. If you see any illegal dumping, report it to the Public Works Administrative Assistant at (580) 767-0453.

  • Have your septic tank pumped and you septic system inspected regularly.

  • Never dump anything down storm drains.

  • Pick up after your pet.

  • Take your car to a car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.

  • Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and roads.

  • Vegetate bare spots in yards.

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1. Why does the city care if I blow my grass and leaves into the street or gutters?
2. What stormwater detention requirements and discharge permits apply in Ponca City?
3. What type of drainage system maintenance procedures can homeowners perform?
4. What can I do to prevent stormwater run-off pollution?
5. Hasn't the City always had storm drains? Nothing has changed at my home/business. Why am I being charged now when I wasn't several years ago?
6. Why are the storm water and sanitary sewer systems separate?