Public Education and Outreach on Stormwater Impacts
Because stormwater runoff is generated from dispersed 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:
- disposing of trash and recyclables
- disposing of pet-waste
- applying lawn-chemicals
- washing cars,
- changing motor-oil on impervious driveways
- household behaviors like disposing leftover paint and household chemicals
It takes individual behavior change and proper practices to control such pollution. Therefore it is important to make the public sufficiently aware and concerned about the significance of their behavior for stormwater pollution, through information and education, that they change improper behaviors.
Phase II MS4s are required to educate their community on the pollution potential of common activities, and increase awareness of the direct links between land activities, rainfall-runoff, storm drains, and their local water resources. Most importantly the requirement is to give the public clear guidance on steps and specific actions that they can take to reduce their stormwater pollution-potential.
|PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH|
|IDNR Project Wet|
|Construction Planning Brochure|
|Solution to Pollution Brochure|
|Create a Rain Garden Brochure|
|NIRPC Water Quality Outreach Materials Inventory|
|Stormwater Newsletter||Construction Field Guide||Auto Repair Poster||Car Care Poster||Food Industry Poster||Fertilizer Poster||Pet Waste Poster|
|Nonpoint Source Educational Campaign|
|Meet Bob: Exess Chemicals and Your Lawn|
|Storm Water Pollution is Not Rubber Duckies|
Mapping Reference Department
Keeps and perpetuates a section corner record book showing original government section corners. Checks and references yearly at least 5% of all corners shown in the record book and establishes, locates and references at least 5% of all original government section corners. This serves to create and maintain an accurate framework that all other land based government information is based on.
Manages the maintenance construction and reconstruction of all County Regulated (Legal) Drains in conjunction with the Lake County Drainage Board & Advisory Committee. Click here to find out what the Surveyor's Office is doing to coordinate area wide and county wide stormwater management efforts.
MS4 Stormwater Quality
According to U.S. EPA, polluted storm water runoff is a leading cause of impairment to the nearly 40 percent of surveyed U.S. water bodies. Click_here to find out how Lake County is combating this problem in the unincorporated areas and what you can do to help.
Geographic Information Services
It is estimated that more than eighty percent of governmental functions are associated with managing information about specific locations or geographic areas. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system for the input, editing, storage, maintenance, management, retrieval, analysis, and output of geographically referenced information. GIS supports applications such as stormwater maintenance projects, land planning, Homeland Security,law enforcement, property appraisal, civil engineering, natural resource monitoring, transportation planning, public health and environmental analysis, economic development, census analysis, and much more.
Government Center Green Roof?
As the county continues to develop as a highly urbanized society, the loss of pervious surface is an unavoidable consequence resulting in the loss of water absorption which decreases water quality and increases flooding. We propose a "green roof" for the county complex, which would be both functional and a useful demonstration project.
LCSO Single Lot Construction Flyer
A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, or SWPPP, is more than simply the construction site’s sediment and erosion control plan. The SWPPP is a requirement of the Clean Water Act and State and localstormwaterregulations.