What steps can a home/property owner take to protect water quality of Sapulpa’s Creeks?
Mow the outer strip of grass inward, toward the lawn instead of out to the street. Use a mulching mower or bag grass and leaves instead of blowing them into streets. Yard wastes clog storm drains and deplete oxygen in the water. Fish need oxygen to survive.

Maintain vehicles to prevent fluid leaks. Don’t pour used motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides or other pollutants into storm drains. Contact the City of Sapulpa’s Environmental Administrator at 918-248-5934 for proper disposal methods and locations.

Apply fertilizers and pesticides properly. Do not apply if rain is in the near forecast. Read labels to determine how much to use and when to apply. The Creek County OSU Extension (918-224-2192) has trained staff to answer questions about pesticides and fertilizers.

Pick up litter around your home or business so it doesn’t collect on drain inlets or clog sewer pipes. If you see someone littering, report the incident to the Oklahoma Litter Hotline,
1-888-5-LITTER.

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1. What is Stormwater?
2. Why is stormwater management so important?
3. What are key concerns for the City of Sapulpa Stormwater Management Division?
4. What are examples of stormwater pollutants?
5. What steps can a home/property owner take to protect water quality of Sapulpa’s Creeks?
6. Why am I charged a Stormwater Utility Fee on my utility bill?
7. What does the Stormwater Utillity Fee pay for?
8. What is the current rate for the Stormwater Utility Fee?
9. Who has to pay a Stormwater Utility Fee?
10. I have no storm drains or ditches in my neighborhood. Why am I receiving a bill for the Stormwater Utility Fee?
11. Why am I getting charged a Stormwater Utility Fee when I am not on city sewer or water?
12. How do I report pollution or spills?