Resources concerning Wellsburg's MS4 Stormwater programs.
Useful, printable brochures to educate the public on what they can do to help prevent stormwater runoff and pollution.
EPA Documentation concerning Stormwater.
Educational videos from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. When rain falls on our roofs, streets, and parking lots in cities and their suburbs, the water cannot soak into the ground as it should. Stormwater drains through gutters, storm sewers, and other engineered collection systems and is discharged into nearby water bodies. The stormwater runoff carries trash, bacteria, heavy metals, and other pollutants from the urban landscape. Check out this video from the EPA to learn more.
Green techniques are being used in urban areas to reduce the effects of stormwater runoff on the quality of downstream receiving waters. The goal is to mimic the natural way water moved before development, using design techniques to infiltrate, evaporate, and reuse runoff close to its source.
Learn about the great dollar and environmental benefits of Rain Barrels; a simple and effective investment to conserve water, save money, and help the environment.
Helpful tips and tricks from the EPA to control water run-off in your yard. Check it out!
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