Because stormwater runoff is generated from all land surfaces - pavements, yards, driveways, and roofs - efforts to control stormwater pollution must consider individual, household, and public behaviors and activities that can generate pollution from these surfaces. These common individual behaviors have the potential to generate stormwater pollution, which are then transported and discharged to local streams and creeks within our watershed:
- disposing of trash and recyclables
- disposing of pet-waste
- applying lawn chemicals
- washing vehicles
- changing motor oil
- household behaviors such as disposing leftover paint and household chemicals
It takes individual change and proper practices to control such pollution. Therefore it is important to make the public sufficiently aware and concerned about the significance of limiting pollution that ultimately drains, untreated, directly to our local creeks and streams.
Please contact our office to report any observed stormwater related pollution at 419-289-8331.
If anyone is interested in volunteering to assist with organizing public participation events such as stream cleanups, catch basin stenciling, and other storm water education activities please let us know. Preventing pollution is a community effort that we all benefit from.