Stormwater Regulatory Information
NPDES PHASE II
- Public Education and Outreach
- Public Participation and Involvement
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Runoff Control
- Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping
I own a house on a small amount of land. Why would I care about stormwater?
This doesn't pertain to me. I don't discharge any storm water from my property.
- Rake up your Leaves
- Create a Rain Garden
- Install a Rain Barrel
- Pick up after your pets
- Avoid over watering your lawn - Lawns need an average of one inch of water per week (this includes any rainfall). Use a flow meter or set out a pie plate/container to determine the appropriate watering rate for your lawn and you'll conserve water and save money on your bill! Also, water lawns and gardens before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. to encourage slow evaporation. Don't water on windy, overcast or rainy days. Taking these steps can save as much as 300 gallons of water per month, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Dispose of your yard waste properly
- Stop or report Illegal Dumping into storm drains or ditches
- Disconnect your homes gutter downspouts from the storm system pipes (be sure that it drains away from your foundation)
- Keep sediment from entering the storm system
- Recycle your Used Motor Oil
- Wash your car properly
- Clean and De-water your pool properly
- Take your Household Hazardous Wastes to the Reno County Landfill for proper disposal.