What is Stormwater?
Increased impervious surface results in both an increased amount of stormwater runoff and an increased chance for pollution to enter our waterways through our storm sewer systems (throughout most of Geauga County these are ditches.). This type of pollution that results from stormwater runoff is called nonpoint source pollution.
The 2023 theme is Sensible Salting!
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Other Regional Workshops, Partners, and Resources:
Storm Water Banners
This project is a watershed awareness and nonpoint source pollution education campaign targeting residents and homeowners in the Lake Erie Basin. Collaborators include the Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina, Portage, and Summit Counties, the City of Avon Lake, and the Black River Watershed Project -Lorain County Community Development Department.
Eight sets of six collapsible banner displays have been created to deliver a unified, regional message empowering residents to practice healthy household and backyard habits that improve water quality and reduce storm water pollution.
The banners cover five main storm water topics and are being showcased at events, workshops, and public locations in over 100 communities in Northeast Ohio. Please contact our office if you are interested in borrowing a banner. Banners are also displayed in this handy brochure Household Habits for Healthy Waters. Banner topics include: 1. Watersheds and The Rundown on Runoff, 2. Clean Storm Water Starts at Home, 3. Steer Clear of Pollutants, 4. Slow Down, Spread Out, and Soak In Storm Water, 5. It’s Not Hard to Have Healthy Yard
Alternative Storm Water Management Practices
What is Low Impact Development (LID)
LID designs with nature in mind by working with the natural landscape and existing hydrology to retain water where it falls rather than using traditional methods of funneling water via pipes and ditches directly into local waterways.