Lake County, OH: Stormwater Management Department

Lake County, OH: Stormwater Management Department Our mission is to protect the water resources of Lake County and to enhance quality of life through effective stormwater management. LCSMD DOES NOT PERFORM EMERGENCY RESPONSE In case of a stormwater related emergency, call local authorities or your road service department.

Operating as usual

Hazardous Waste Collection is this weekend! Get ready!
09/30/2020

Hazardous Waste Collection is this weekend! Get ready!

The last chance to clean out the house, Hazardous Waste Collection is October 3, 8am-3pm. All items must be placed in the trunk area of the vehicle. Details at http://bit.ly/Lake2020.

#LoveYourLakeErie
09/15/2020
100-Year Flood

#LoveYourLakeErie

Building a Better Future by Building Better Infrastructure

Have you ever looked into a storm drain to see what's inside? We do, and this is not what we want to find! Help us keep ...
08/27/2020

Have you ever looked into a storm drain to see what's inside? We do, and this is not what we want to find! Help us keep Lake Erie clean! #OnlyRainDownTheDrain #dontlitter

Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
07/17/2020

Erie Soil and Water Conservation District

What doesn't belong in this picture? Anyone? Anyone? We'll give you a hint...🥤🍁🍃🚬🩹🛍

This #outfall (you may think of it as a #stormdrain) is the end of a pipe that empties water right into our local #streams and then into #LakeErie. The water that flows through these outfalls is ➡️not treated⬅️ before it reaches the lake. As you can see from the picture, the outfall can only hold so much...

YOU have a greater impact on outfalls than you think. By making small changes, you can help keep these outfalls clear and our streams and Lake Erie #clean.

✅ Pick up your grass clippings and leaves (these clog drains and input way too many nutrients into the water...*cough* algal blooms *cough*).
✅ Pick up trash and litter (even the smaller pieces like bottle caps). Pick it up even if it's not your litter!
✅ Don't👏throw👏your👏cigarette👏butts/tips👏on👏the👏ground👏to👏end👏up👏in👏the👏drain.

#ErieConserves #DontBeTrashy #LakeErieStartsHere #Stormwater #ErieCounty #Litter

Let's play "what's wrong with this picture"? This storm drain flows to the Chagrin River and Lake Erie, untreated!
07/10/2020

Let's play "what's wrong with this picture"?

This storm drain flows to the Chagrin River and Lake Erie, untreated!

Very cool! #MoreWetlands #LoveYourLakeEriehttps://www.facebook.com/154527184568676/posts/3263583093663054/?d=n
07/03/2020

Very cool! #MoreWetlands #LoveYourLakeErie

https://www.facebook.com/154527184568676/posts/3263583093663054/?d=n

Great news about the wood duck boxes that were installed last year from the Mentor Marsh Nature Preserve and City of Mentor Staff. It seems that all 4 of the wood duck boxes that are accessible had at least attempts by wood ducks. One box had 10 eggs in it on 6/15/20, and the female is likely incubating. These boxes were constructed with material donated to the Lake DU Chapter by local suppliers, constructed by volunteer, Tony Umek and donated to
the Mentor Marsh "coalition" to be installed as habitat. (photo credit and report courtesy of Mentor City staff)

Plastic Oceans
07/01/2020
Plastic Oceans

Plastic Oceans

Plastic Free July has arrived. It's an opportunity to test your ability to make small changes that can have a big impact in the fight against plastic pollution. Click below for tips and thoughts from our CEO, Julie Andersen.

Come check out our mermaid on display in Fairport Harbor! #LoveYourLakeErie #PlasticPollution #LCSMD
06/26/2020

Come check out our mermaid on display in Fairport Harbor! #LoveYourLakeErie #PlasticPollution #LCSMD

Fairport Harbor Tourism Council’s 2020 Mermaid Out of Water Outdoor Art Exhibit. July 1st thru September 19th. Stroll through the Village of Fairport Harbor and enjoy Mermaid works of art. These beauties are a sight to behold! #mermaidoutofwater #fairportharbor #outdoorart #iwanttobeamermaid #remarkablelakecountyoh #lakecountyalive #lifeisbetterinabeachtown #lakeerieohio #lakerieliving #visitohio #mermaidlife #rockthelakecle #clevelandscene #daycation #northeastohio #lakecountyohio

06/23/2020
WellOwner

WellOwner

Proper well testing is the key to protecting your water supply for years to come. Learn more on WellOwner.org or request your free Well Owners Guide by emailing [email protected].

We love rain barrels! Check out the rain barrels installed in Madison Village square and the beautiful flowers they wate...
06/21/2020

We love rain barrels! Check out the rain barrels installed in Madison Village square and the beautiful flowers they water.

Did you know that a roadside ditch is still part of the storm sewer system? You can help keep Lake Erie clean by keeping...
06/15/2020

Did you know that a roadside ditch is still part of the storm sewer system? You can help keep Lake Erie clean by keeping pollution and litter out of a roadside ditch near you. #LoveYourLakeErie

NOACA
06/08/2020

NOACA

Idling harms the environment by releasing harmful emissions (nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, fine particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide) into the air. Learn more about the impacts of idling https://bit.ly/36eZnKD #IdleFreeCLE

Beautiful pics of our Lake Erie!
06/08/2020

Beautiful pics of our Lake Erie!

Beautiful sunset last evening in Fairport Harbor.

05/29/2020
Storm Water

We love working with students and discussing stormwater and stormwater pollution with them! Special thanks to Willoughby Eastlake School of Innovation students for making us some great videos! The Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation

https://biteable.com/watch/storm-water-2412531

Video made with Biteable. The World's Simplest Video Maker

05/29/2020
Cable Natural History Museum

Pretty Cool!

Spring and Summer in 22 seconds! In this animation, eight common species of frogs (including a toad!) give their calls through the season. Wood frog, boreal chorus frog, spring peeper, northern leopard frog, American toad, Gray treefrog, green frog, and bullfrog. See if you can identify each species as it joins the chorus.

Full First Grade-level lesson (including individual calls of the frogs) is now available at: https://www.cablemuseum.org/school-field-trips/museum-mobile/museummobile-spring-programs/first-grade-spring-a-northwoods-frog-chorus/

Let's remember to put trash where it belongs. Any food wrappers, drink bottles, cigarettes, plastic gloves or face masks...
05/29/2020

Let's remember to put trash where it belongs. Any food wrappers, drink bottles, cigarettes, plastic gloves or face masks thrown on the ground will wash to Lake Erie with stormwater. Can you help keep Lake Erie clean? #LoveYourLakeErie

05/29/2020
Lake County Utilities

Do you have household hazardous waste to dispose of? Take it to the collection day at the Fairgrounds! Remember to never dump wastes into a storm sewer or onto the ground.

Hazardous Waste Collection, June 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Lake County Fairgrounds, 1301 Mentor Ave., enter this entrance only.
All items must be in the trunk area of the vehicle or in a trailer or will not be accepted. Full details at http://bit.ly/Lake2020

05/21/2020
National Ground Water Association

National Ground Water Association

Did you know? The Groundwater Foundation offers free step-by-step aquifer kit walkthroughs on their YouTube channel!

You can teach your children about #groundwater and how an aquifer works here:

Address

105 Main St
Painesville, OH
44077

General information

Pollution from stormwater is one of the main threats to our lakes and rivers. Therefore, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented a two-phased stormwater management program to improve water quality. Many of the communities within Lake County are required to implement a stormwater management program. This program helps eliminate and reduce pollutants in stormwater entering the storm sewers and ditches in your community. The Lake County Stormwater Management Department (LCSMD) assists communities with regulatory compliance of their program.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(440) 350-5900

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