Watershed in the Fall


At NEW Water, we’re partnering in the watershed to help improve area waterways. What is a watershed? And what can you do to help protect it? Join our #LoveYourWatershed campaign! Learn more here.

Salt Wisely!

Salt Wisely!

Icy roads and sidewalks in winter can be hazardous, and salt is often the solution. But did you know that using too much salt can harm our waterways? Learn how much is the right amount to protect our water. 

Salt Wisely!

Love Your Watershed and rake your fall leaves

Cut Down on Yard Waste

Autumn in Wisconsin means a colorful fall season … and a lot of leaves to go with it. Raking your leaves and picking up your yard waste can prevent excess nutrients from entering our waterways, which can lead to algal blooms! Loose yard waste can also clog up storm drains, and inhibit the flow of water during storm events.

Please #LoveYourWatershed by raking your leaves, and picking up yard waste! Check with your municipality on yard waste options in your community. Learn how to dispose of yard waste in the City of Green Bay.

What you can do to #LoveYourWatershed

Contact your municipality to determine how leaf pickup is managed in your area. Municipalities served by NEW Water which have info on their website include: City of De Pere, Village of Allouez, Village of Ashwaubenon, Village of Bellevue, Village of Hobart, Village of Howard, Village of Luxemburg, Village of Pulaski, Village of Suamico, Town of Ledgeview, Town of Lawrence, Town of Pittsfield, and Town of Scott.

Having a rain garden in your yard is a simple and beautiful way to conserve water (which means lower water bills!), provide a habitat for butterflies, and prevent pollutants from entering our waterways! Find out how.

Adopt a Storm Drain

Reduce Runoff

Did you know that washing your car on your lawn, and picking up pet litter are two simple things you can do to help prevent urban runoff from polluting the Bay of Green Bay? Storm water drains – those are the drains you see in the gutters along the street -- run directly into nature, out to our waterways. Car grease, manure, and fertilizer are best trapped before they reach our waterways.

Prevent pollution of the Bay

Learn how to Love Your Pipes

Love Your Pipes

The drains in your home aren’t something you think about each day; yet dumping certain items down your drain can result in sewer backups and costly repairs for both homeowners and sewer utilities.

Learn what to do

Protect your area waterways and sign up for a river clean-up

Protect Area Waters

The Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance challenges you to take the Watershed Pledge to help protect area waters. They also host an annual Fox River Clean-Up.

Take the pledge

Proper disposal of Medication

Don't Flush Your Meds

Did you know unused medications should not be flushed down the drain? They pollute area waterways and the environment. Learn more about pharmaceuticals in our environment. Properly dispose of unused medications through area law enforcement dropoff locations. 

Find a drop-off location near you