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NPDES Phase II

Public Education & Participation

Public Education Plan 

     7 Required Elements 

·         Encourage Public to report Illicit Discharges or improper disposal into storm sewer

·         Education of public on the availability, location and requirements of facilities for disposal or drop off of:

o        Household Hazardous Waste

o        Grass Clippings

o        Leaf Litter

o        Motor Vehicle Fluids

·         Public education concerning application and disposal of pesticides and fertilizers

·         Public education concerning materials and procedures for residential car washing

·         Public education concerning the ultimate discharge point & potential impacts from the separate storm water drainage system serving their place of residence

·         Public education for citizen responsibility and stewardship

·         Public education concerning management of riparian lands to protect water quality

 

 

Since 2004 the Public Education Committee has been meeting.  They are responsible for developing the education program that will promote and educate the public on surface water quality and how to protect Our Water resources.  Using the 7 required elements the committee worked with the University of Michigan's Center for Applied Environmental Research (CAER) to draft the public education plan.  

2006 was an exciting year for the Public Education Committee.  Implementation of the plan began with the logo chosen and incorporated into our education efforts.  

 “Our Water” campaign web-page is complete  www.ClearGeneseeWater.org please take a moment and visit the new web site.

A brochure featuring the seven elements of storm water education.  These have been printed and sent to each community to distribute as you see best.

A display booth is complete and available for public events.  The booth was ready and used at the 2006’s Genesee County Fair to distribute education information. 

Articles on the seven elements of storm water education and other identified subjects were written and made available to interested parties. 

An educational Microsoft PowerPoint presentation was developed to present to interested groups such as: service organizations, lake or neighborhood associations, Rotary clubs, etc... This 60-slide presentation is modular so it can be customized for time and interest of its audience.  Please contact us if you are interested having us come out and have a presentation for your local group or  meeting.

2007 will see the beginning of the drain stenciling program.  This is where volunteers can be provided all the supplies necessary to stencil the road next to the catch basins to remind people not to dump waste down their drains.

 

       

Calendar
Third Monday of Each Month              Public Education Committee Workgroup
            Location: Genesee County Drain Commissioner's Office