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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04/19/2021

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🚧 ROAD NOTICE 🚧 The Painesville Water Department will be flushing hydrants in sections 1 and 2 of the Painesville water system the week of April 19. Section 1 includes Grand River and a section of Painesville Township north of Abels Avenue. Section 2 includes Painesville Township north of SR 2 and east of Grand River.

Flushing water lines in the spring and fall is an important preventive maintenance activity for the water system. As a result, residents in the immediate vicinity may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and air and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water, clear the pipes by running all water faucets for a few minutes.

Painesville Township Lake County Ohio

04/12/2021

Join us this April as we celebrate Native Plant Month!

Every day of April we will be featuring a different Ohio native plant.

Tis the season!
04/12/2021

Tis the season!

Keep an eye out for our billboards across the Northeast Ohio!

Volcano mulching negatively impacts tree health and longevity. A little mulch is fine, but you should be able to see the root flare of your trees. Mulch piled up against the trunk of a tree reduces gas exchange and increases moisture up against the trunk, therefore inviting fungal and other pathogens.

Less mulch also means less money spent in the short and long term!

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04/12/2021

Join us this April as we celebrate Native Plant Month!

Every day of April we will be featuring a different Ohio native plant.

Have you ever seen this in your yard? The orange color and oil-like sheen is the result of naturally occurring iron in t...
03/10/2021

Have you ever seen this in your yard? The orange color and oil-like sheen is the result of naturally occurring iron in the soil. No, it’s not stormwater pollution! If you poke the sheen with a stick and it breaks into clumps, it is naturally occurring and not oil.

02/09/2021

Want to learn more about trees, stormwater and climate change? Sign up for this virtual presentation on Mar. 25 at 6:30 pm! Featuring: Dan Herms, V.P. of Research and Development, Davey Tree Expert Company
To register visit: CurbingTheConsequences.eventbrite.com

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02/02/2021
Master Rain Gardener Program - CRWP

Are you interested in becoming a Master Rain Gardener?
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Master Rain Gardener Master Rain Gardener 5-Week Course Rain gardens work with nature to collect and filter rainwater that runs off impervious surfaces like rooftops and driveways. Impervious surfaces lead to increases in surface runoff and often result in increased flooding and stream bank erosion....

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01/21/2021

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Good morning! Heads up that our restoration crew will be helicopter seeding in the eastern basin of Mentor Marsh mid-morning today. Most of the restoration area to be seeded is on the far eastern side of the Marsh, but there’s also a small patch to be seeded along the east side of Corduroy Rd.
We’re spreading a mix of wetland graminoids-grasses, sedges and rushes as well as some flowering wetlands plants as well. We’ll be highlighting and posting about the natural history of these wetland plants and the wildlife that use these plants, so stay tuned!
Wintertime seeding allows for seeds to go through the natural cold/wet cycles naturally to help break dormancy so that the seeds can germinate and grow in the spring.
Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve, 12/18/20
Photo credit: Becky Donaldson

More salt doesn't mean more melting, but it does mean more water pollution. Salt smarter for cleaner creeks, streams, ri...
01/20/2021

More salt doesn't mean more melting, but it does mean more water pollution. Salt smarter for cleaner creeks, streams, rivers and Lake Erie! #lakeeriestartshere

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Salt smarter this winter! Oversalting can have serious impacts on our environment such as damaging plants and stream health. Follow these tips to avoid oversalting this winter:

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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

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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

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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.

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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