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

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12/22/2020

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So far our volunteers have picked up 631 pieces of litter, 323 of those were cigarette butts.
Did you know that #cigarettebutts are the most littered item around the world?! 🚬

Cigarette butts are the biggest offenders on our shores, streets, and sidewalks, and parks. They are NOT biodegradable. Cigarette filters are primarily plastic and hold onto #toxic chemicals (like arsenic and lead) that leach into our soils and water. ☠️

❌ Don’t throw cigarette butts out your car windows while you’re driving (75% of smokers admit to doing this)
❌ Don’t extinguish them in bushes or plants
❌ Don’t throw them in bodies of water (one cigarette butt per liter of water is toxic enough to kill fish) ☠️🐟

HOLD ONTO YOUR BUTTS.
#LakeErieStartsHere #DontLitter #KeepLakeErieClean #CuyahogaConserves #OnlyRainDowntheDrain #WaterQuality #SoilQuality

#LoveYourLakeErie #PickUpAfterYourPets
12/22/2020

#LoveYourLakeErie #PickUpAfterYourPets

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12/22/2020

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Do you want to be a Master Rain Gardener? Learn how to install rain gardens and become a rain garden expert in your neighborhood with this 5-week course! Our first online course starts February 1 and registration is now open for residents and landscape professionals in Northeast Ohio. Space is limited, so sign up before the course is filled!
Find out more and register at crwp.org/master-rain-gardener

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12/16/2020

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With a few flurries on the forecast, make sure you are salting sensibly!
One 12oz mug of salt is enough for 10 sidewalk squares or 250 sq ft!❄️
Share to help others avoid over-salting and polluting our waterways.
#SensibleSalting #Snow #Winter #LakeErieStartsHere

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12/14/2020

Lake County, OH: Stormwater Management Department's cover photo

For our Painesville Twp residents!https://www.facebook.com/284225175026649/posts/3404067633042372/?d=n
11/09/2020

For our Painesville Twp residents!

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✳️Reminder✳️ The Painesville Twp brush drop off is open extended hours for the entire month of November.
M-F: 7:30a-3p
Sat: 10a-2p
‼️Residential Only. ID or proof of residency required.‼️
Drop located behind Service Dept.
550 Hardy Rd

Mentor Marsh
11/04/2020

Mentor Marsh

Happy Election Day! We remember this Election Day in 2013 because it was on this election day that one of the last fires burned at Mentor Marsh. This fire was started by juveniles along the sewerline and thankfully only burned about 10 acres with favorable winds and efforts from our local fire departments keeping it from spreading further.
Look at the massive amount of Phragmites that were growing in the Marsh in 2013! It sure is hard to remember it looking like this! We are thankful every day for increased biodiversity at the Marsh with our restoration efforts in fighting Phragmites, but we are also glad we don't have dense, flammable stands of Phragmites growing here anymore as well!
Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve, 11/05/13
Photo credits: Becky Daresh and Becky Donaldson

Saturday October 24th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Go to https://www.lcghd.org/solid-waste-landfill/ to ...
10/23/2020
Solid Waste / Landfill | Lake County General Health

Saturday October 24th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Go to https://www.lcghd.org/solid-waste-landfill/ to find a disposal location near you. Don't flush meds and keep them out of Lake Erie!

Lake County General Health District serves as an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved enforcement authority charged with regulating solid waste activities in Lake County. Our regulation includes the oversight of the collection, storage, transportation, and final disposal of all solid....

It's Stormwater Awareness Week! #LoveYourLakeErie
10/19/2020
Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District (Ohio)

It's Stormwater Awareness Week! #LoveYourLakeErie

October 18-24 is Stormwater Awareness Week!

To celebrate Cuyahoga SWCD organized a stormdrain art project.

If you would like to do a stormdrain stencil or art project in your community please contact Lake SWCD Education Coordinator Natalie at [email protected].

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10/11/2020

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Throwback Thursday: Clouds of foam! Steven Moss, who grew up near Canal Exploration Center, said: “I remember my dad driving us down along the canal. We would have to sometimes stop the car on Canal Road because these big clouds of soap were blowing across the road. You couldn’t see what was coming the other way, so you had to sit and wait till they blew past before you could keep on going.” Read more at https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/steven-moss-memories-of-fish-and-wildlife-changes.htm. Photos: Suds blow onto Canal Road in 1952 and foam piles 15 ft high at the Hillside Road bridge in 1955, CSU/Michael Schwartz Library. #TRT

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10/08/2020

Lake County, OH: Stormwater Management Department's cover photo

Their milkweed collection bin is out and ready to be filled with milkweed pods! 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋You can drop off pods M-F fr...
10/01/2020

Their milkweed collection bin is out and ready to be filled with milkweed pods!
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You can drop off pods M-F from 8 - 4:30 in the lobby of the Lake County Administration Building (105 Main St, Painesville).

Their milkweed collection bin is out and ready to be filled with milkweed pods!

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You can drop off pods M-F from 8 - 4:30 in the lobby of the Lake County Administration Building (105 Main St, Painesville).

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.

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09/15/2020
100-Year Flood

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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!

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07/03/2020

Very cool! #MoreWetlands #LoveYourLakeErie

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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.

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

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(440) 350-5900

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