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Preventing Erosion

Rain and landscaping irrigation wash loose dirt away, causing erosion. This soil—and the chemicals in it—ends up in our lakes and rivers, causing pollution. If you're undertaking a large landscaping project, be sure to work with your contractor to prevent loose soil from washing away, and for existing landscapes, try to control water runoff by catching in rain barrels, or diverting it to a rain garden.

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