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Pesticides

Protecting Tulsa's Water Quality

Sometimes, people pollute our waterways without even knowing it. When it comes to our urban streams, the more you know, the cleaner the flow.

Tulsa has two types of sewers: a sanitary sewer that carries wastewater to a treatment plant and a storm sewer that carries rain and other runoff directly into our streams. Contaminated runoff, called nonpoint source pollution, is a major cause of pollution in Tulsa's waterways. We can reduce the pollution by keeping waste such as litter, lawn care chemicals, and other waste out of our sewers.

Pesticide Use Recommendations

How to Reduce Pesticide Use

Proper Disposal

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Use these biological principles, cultural practices and some chemicals to control pest populations.

For More Information
Contact the Tulsa Master Gardener OSU Extension. They have trained experts to assist with your pesticide questions. (918) 746-3701.

Since foreign substances can pollute our waterways and cause flooding, you should never pour products down a drain, sewer or manhole. It also is a violation of City ordinance.

Leaves, grease, rags and other litter also cause problems when they get in our sewers.

Do your part to keep the drainage system clean. If you spot a blocked drain or suspect illegal dumping of products in the drainage system, call 311, and an inspector will investigate.