Become a Clean Stream Champion!

Clean water starts at home – the little changes you make can improve water for our health, our pets and wildlife.

Many of New Castle County’s waterways are polluted and much of it is coming from what we do in our own homes and yards.

You can be part of the solution to improve New Castle County’s water by pledging to help with these 5 easy steps.

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Make a Difference

Together, New Castle County residents can make a difference.

Join Us – It’s free, simple, and we can help you get started. Take the Pledge!

Scoop Dog Poop - Clean Streams
Garden for Water & Life - Clean Streams
Only Rain Down the Drain - Clean Streams
Reduce Household Chemicals - Clean Streams
Cease the Grease - Clean Streams


Winter’s coming and those plunging temperatures that turn rain into ice and snow signal that it’s time to winterize your rain barrel. We know you wish you could use your Clean Stream Champion rain barrel all year long, but it’s important to prepare the rain barrel for winter so that

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Winter is a difficult season for wildlife, but some simple steps can keep your yard a healthy habitat. Add native plants this fall.  The cool temperatures and reliable rainfall mean the plants will be less stressed as they won’t lose as much water from their leaves. Plus, the plants have

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Have you drained your pool yet? If not, please consider the environment when you do. The water can be loaded with chlorine and other chemicals that are dangerous to fish and wildlife. Here are a few tips for safely disposing of pool water. For more, click here. How to Properly

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