When lawn care products are applied at the proper rates and timed so they do not rapidly run-off or infiltrate the soil, they pose a relatively minor threat to groundwater. On the other hand, excessive use or poor application timing can result in these products contaminating groundwater. Everyone needs to do their part by following recommended rates and guidelines for using lawn care products to help protect our community drinking water supply.
Fertilizers and lawn care chemicals can impact groundwater and drinking water sources. Managing your lawn care routine can prevent them from becoming a threat to our waters. See below for a few hips on how to protect water quality: