With summer upon us and pool maintenance taking place, the Health Department reminds homeowners to keep pool water out of storm drains and streams—chemically treated pool water kills aquatic life and pollutes our water supply.

Remember: storm drains flow directly to local streams; sewer lines flow to a water treatment plant, so chlorinated pools must be drained, by ordinance, to a property’s sewer line clean-out.

For more information on how to drain and backwash pools, click here.