The Star and Tribune has long article in today’s paper that some metro areas have storm-water ponds that are chemical soups of pesticides, fertilizers, pet wastes, oil, grease and other contaminants. Driveway sealants play a big part in this contamination. Click on the red headline to be taken to the entire article.
Metro storm-water ponds are chemical soups
By TOM MEERSMAN, Star Tribune
Last update: April 27, 2010 – 12:30 PM
White Bear Lake’s proposed ban on some driveway sealants is a first step in keeping contaminants out of storm-water ponds. The local neighborhood pond fringed with spring green looks attractive, but its muddy bottom is loaded with contaminants.