Porter County Stormwater Management

Porter County Stormwater Management Help Us Keep Our Water Clean Porter County! Leave your children a legacy of safe, clean water with tips for you to protect our water & make a difference!
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11/05/2018

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11/02/2018

Groundbreaking Signals Start Of South Haven Storm Water Improvement Projects

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 ...
12/10/2015

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 MILLION POUNDS of it could enter air, soil, groundwater and surface water? Be SALT SMART this winter...SKIP IT! Skip the kitty litter or wood ashes: Neither melts snow and ice, and they have a tendency to get messy when it warms up. Leave your children a legacy of safe, clean water...YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 ...
12/09/2015

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 MILLION POUNDS of it could enter air, soil, groundwater and surface water? Be SALT SMART this winter...AVOID NITROGEN BASED UREA! Avoid products that contain nitrogen-based urea. They’re more expensive and are not effective once the temperature drops below 20°F. Plus, the application rate for urea during a single deicing is ten times greater than that needed to fertilize the same area of your yard. Leave your children a legacy of safe, clean water...YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 ...
12/08/2015

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 MILLION POUNDS of it could enter air, soil, groundwater and surface water? Be SALT SMART this winter...BOOT IT! Reduce your salt usage and wear boots that have a solid toe and bottom treads to help increase your grip on icy surfaces. Leave your children a legacy of safe, clean water...YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 ...
12/07/2015

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 MILLION POUNDS of it could enter air, soil, groundwater and surface water? Be SALT SMART this winter...AVOID NITROGEN BASED UREA! Avoid products that contain nitrogen-based urea. They’re more expensive and are not effective once the temperature drops below 20°F. Plus, the application rate for urea during a single deicing is ten times greater than that needed to fertilize the same area of your yard. Leave your children a legacy of safe, clean water...YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 ...
12/03/2015

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 MILLION POUNDS of it could enter air, soil, groundwater and surface water? Be SALT SMART this winter...SCRIMP ON DE-ICER! Remember, the job of a de-icer is to loosen ice from below to make it easier to shovel or plow. Don’t pile on the de-icer thinking you’ll remove the ice completely. You won’t. The recommended application rate for rock salt is around a handful per square yard you treat. Calcium chloride will treat about 3 square yards per handful. Leave your children a legacy of safe, clean water...YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 ...
12/02/2015

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 MILLION POUNDS of it could enter air, soil, groundwater and surface water? Be SALT SMART this winter...GET A GRIP! Scatter sand or even birdseed for traction. The grains won’t melt snow or ice, but they will give you more grip on icy surfaces. Leave your children a legacy of safe, clean water...YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 MILLION POUNDS...
11/30/2015

Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 MILLION POUNDS of it could enter air, soil, groundwater and surface water? Be SALT SMART this winter...SHOVEL YOUR SNOW! Minimize snow and ice by shoveling, and the sooner after snow stops falling, the better. If shoveling is too challenging for you, pay a neighborhood kid a few dollars to help. Leave your children a legacy of safe, clean water...YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 ...
11/24/2015

Please SHARE! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 MILLION POUNDS of it could enter air, soil, groundwater and surface water? And, that doesn't even include what will be used on our roads and streets! Be SALT SMART this winter! Scroll thru this photo album for some easy SALT SMART Tips on how you can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to Keep Our Water Clean Porter County!

PLEASE SHARE! Help us reduce the amount of salt in our groundwater this winter by following the SALT SMART TIPS in this photo album! Did you know that if every Porter County household uses just ONE 50 lb bag of salt this winter, up to 2.8 MILLION POUNDS of it could enter air, soil, groundwater and surface water? Be SALT SMART this winter!

PLEASE SHARE! Help keep our water clean and DON'T flush your expired or unused medications down the toilet! A 2008 Assoc...
08/03/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Help keep our water clean and DON'T flush your expired or unused medications down the toilet! A 2008 Associated Press investigation found pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans. In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas. You can dispose of your expired or unused prescription drugs at five locations in Porter County! You can find a list of the locations at this link: http://tinyurl.com/PrescriptionDropSites

07/27/2015

Please SHARE! Have you thought about how your use of fertilizers and pesticides affect our watershed! Every time we have a heavy rain it causes runoff from our properties into storm sewers, ditches, streams and lakes. Minimize or eliminate the use of fertilizer where possible. If you do need fertilizer, look for a product that contains "natural organic" or "slow-release" ingredients. For more information about water-smart landscaping and yard care, just go to this link: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/outdoor/landscaping_tips.html

PLEASE SHARE! Gross, huh? Gotta wonder how many of these have washed into our ditches, streams, rivers and lakes over th...
07/21/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Gross, huh? Gotta wonder how many of these have washed into our ditches, streams, rivers and lakes over the paste few months? Cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide. It is estimated that 1.69 BILLION pounds of butts wind up as toxic trash each year, creating an enormous environmental, health, and economic burden. When it rains, cigarette butts lying in our streets and gutters are washed in to our rivers and lakes. The chemicals in these butts and the butts themselves impact on our water quality and can be deadly to our marine life. So, if you are going to smoke, be responsible and PICK UP YOUR BUTT!

07/20/2015

Scoop the poop or poop soup? We wonder how much dog poop ended up in our rivers, streams and lakes over the past few months because of stormwater runoff. Remember, dog poop can harbor lots of viruses, bacteria and parasites including harmful pathogens like e coli, giardia and salmonella. And remember, not scooping poop that your pet leaves on property that is not your own is now a VIOLATION of county ordinances subject to fines of $50 for the first offense, $75 for the second, and $100 for the third and subsequent offenses.

It is estimated that Porter County residents have an estimated 35,000 canine pets who produce approximately FOUR MILLION POUNDS of poop each year! When left in yards, it decomposes and ends up in our groundwater, or runs off into stormwater that ends up in Lake Michigan or the Kankakee River basin! Take a look at the attached video from our friends in Florida about how you can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in keeping our water clean!

PLEASE SHARE! Have you ever driven by a construction site and wondered what this barrier is for? It's called a silt fenc...
07/17/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Have you ever driven by a construction site and wondered what this barrier is for? It's called a silt fence. A silt fence is a temporary sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, and lakes from sediment (loose soil) in stormwater runoff. If you happen to drive by a construction site where there is NOT a silt fence, help us keep our water clean and REPORT IT! Your name will remain confidential unless required by law to submit. To report a construction site without a silt fence, just go to this link:
http://porterco.org/FormCenter/MS4-4/Pollution-Reporting-Form-37

PLEASE SHARE! As our summer of rain continues, you can be a Clean Water Warrior and check the stormwater drains in your ...
07/14/2015

PLEASE SHARE! As our summer of rain continues, you can be a Clean Water Warrior and check the stormwater drains in your neighborhood to make sure they are clear of any debris. This will prevent puddling on your streets and pollution of our rivers and streams! The only thing that should be going down a stormwater drain is WATER!

07/13/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Leaves, grass and even pet waste don't belong in our lakes and streams polluting the water that we all share! Keep Our Water Clean Porter County by mulching leaves and grass, and picking up pet waste!

07/10/2015

Please SHARE! With our ongoing rain soaked summer, it certainly is time to think about how your use of fertilizers and pesticides affect our watershed! The ongoing rain has caused a massive runoff from our properties into storm sewers, ditches, streams and lakes. Minimize or eliminate the use of fertilizer where possible. If you do need fertilizer, look for a product that contains "natural organic" or "slow-release" ingredients. For more information about water-smart landscaping and yard care, just go to this link: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/outdoor/landscaping_tips.html

PLEASE SHARE! Help keep our water clean and DON'T flush your expired or unused medications down the toilet! A 2008 Assoc...
07/09/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Help keep our water clean and DON'T flush your expired or unused medications down the toilet! A 2008 Associated Press investigation found pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans. In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas. You can dispose of your expired or unused prescription drugs at five locations in Porter County! You can find a list of the locations at this link: http://tinyurl.com/PrescriptionDropSites

PLEASE SHARE!  Have you ever driven by a construction site and wondered what this barrier is for? It's called a silt fen...
07/07/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Have you ever driven by a construction site and wondered what this barrier is for? It's called a silt fence. A silt fence is a temporary sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, and lakes from sediment (loose soil) in stormwater runoff. If you happen to drive by a construction site where there is NOT a silt fence, help us keep our water clean and REPORT IT! Your name will remain confidential unless required by law to submit. To report a construction site without a silt fence, just go to this link:
http://porterco.org/FormCenter/MS4-4/Pollution-Reporting-Form-37

PLEASE SHARE! Help keep our water clean and DON'T flush your expired or unused medications down the toilet! A 2008 Assoc...
06/22/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Help keep our water clean and DON'T flush your expired or unused medications down the toilet! A 2008 Associated Press investigation found pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans. In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas. You can dispose of your expired or unused prescription drugs at five locations in Porter County! You can find a list of the locations at this link: http://tinyurl.com/PrescriptionDropSites

06/20/2015

Please SHARE! Scoop the poop or poop soup? We wonder how much dog poop ended up in our rivers, streams and lakes over the past few weeks because of stormwater runoff. Remember, dog poop can harbor lots of viruses, bacteria and parasites including harmful pathogens like e coli, giardia and salmonella.

It is estimated that Porter County residents have an estimated 35,000 canine pets who produce approximately FOUR MILLION POUNDS of poop each year! When left in yards, it decomposes and ends up in our groundwater, or runs off into stormwater that ends up in Lake Michigan or the Kankakee River basin! Take a look at the attached video from our friends in Florida about how you can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in keeping our water clean!

PLEASE SHARE! While we are FINALLY having a few dry days, the rains aren't gone and WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Have you ever dr...
06/19/2015

PLEASE SHARE! While we are FINALLY having a few dry days, the rains aren't gone and WE NEED YOUR HELP! Have you ever driven by a construction site and wondered what this barrier is for? It's called a silt fence. A silt fence is a temporary sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, and lakes from sediment (loose soil) in stormwater runoff. If you happen to drive by a construction site where there is NOT a silt fence, help us keep our water clean and REPORT IT! Your name will remain confidential unless required by law to submit. To report a construction site without a silt fence, just go to this link:
http://porterco.org/FormCenter/MS4-4/Pollution-Reporting-Form-37

PLEASE SHARE! Gross, huh? Gotta wonder how many of these have washed into our ditches, streams, rivers and lakes over th...
06/18/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Gross, huh? Gotta wonder how many of these have washed into our ditches, streams, rivers and lakes over the paste few weeks during Rain-Ageddon? Cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide. It is estimated that 1.69 BILLION pounds of butts wind up as toxic trash each year, creating an enormous environmental, health, and economic burden. When it rains, cigarette butts lying in our streets and gutters are washed in to our rivers and lakes. The chemicals in these butts and the butts themselves impact on our water quality and can be deadly to our marine life. So, if you are going to smoke, be responsible and PICK UP YOUR BUTT!

06/17/2015

Please SHARE! With our ongoing rain-ageddon, it certainly is time to think about how your use of fertilizers and pesticides affect our watershed! The onslaught of rain has caused a massive runoff from our properties into storm sewers, ditches, streams and lakes. Minimize or eliminate the use of fertilizer where possible. If you do need fertilizer, look for a product that contains "natural organic" or "slow-release" ingredients. For more information about water-smart landscaping and yard care, just go to this link: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/outdoor/landscaping_tips.html

PLEASE SHARE! Our recent non-stop storms make this all the more important! You can be a Clean Water Warrior and check th...
06/16/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Our recent non-stop storms make this all the more important! You can be a Clean Water Warrior and check the stormwater drains in your neighborhood to make sure they are clear of any debris. This will prevent puddling on your streets and pollution of our rivers and streams! The only thing that should be going down a stormwater drain is WATER!

05/22/2015

Please SHARE! Scoop the poop or poop soup? Did you know that it is estimated that Porter County residents have an estimated 35,000 canine pets who produce approximately FOUR MILLION POUNDS of poop each year! When left in yards, it decomposes and ends up in our groundwater, or runs off into stormwater that ends up in Lake Michigan or the Kankakee River basin! Take a look at the attached video from our friends in Florida about how you can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in keeping our water clean!

PLEASE SHARE! With spring showers comes clogged storm drains!  You can be a Clean Water Warrior and check the stormwater...
05/20/2015

PLEASE SHARE! With spring showers comes clogged storm drains! You can be a Clean Water Warrior and check the stormwater drains in your neighborhood to make sure they are clear of any debris. This will prevent puddling on your streets and pollution of our rivers and streams! The only thing that should be going down a stormwater drain is WATER!

PLEASE SHARE! Gross, huh? Cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide. It is estimated that...
05/19/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Gross, huh? Cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide. It is estimated that 1.69 BILLION pounds of butts wind up as toxic trash each year, creating an enormous environmental, health, and economic burden. When it rains, cigarette butts lying in our streets and gutters are washed in to our rivers and lakes. The chemicals in these butts and the butts themselves impact on our water quality and can be deadly to our marine life. So, if you are going to smoke, be responsible and PICK UP YOUR BUTT!

05/18/2015

Please SHARE! Spring has sprung! It's time to start thinking about how your use of fertilizers and pesticides affect our watershed! Fertilizer encourages thirsty new growth, causing your landscape to require additional water. Minimize or eliminate the use of fertilizer where possible. If you do need fertilizer, look for a product that contains "natural organic" or "slow-release" ingredients. These fertilizers feed plants slowly and evenly, helping to create healthier plants with strong root systems and no excessive "top growth". Moreover, using "slow-release" fertilizers can reduce nutrient run-off into ground and surface waters, protecting natural resources. For more information about water-smart landscaping and yard care, just go to this link: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/outdoor/landscaping_tips.html

PLEASE SHARE! Help keep our water clean and DON'T flush your expired or unused medications down the toilet! A 2008 Assoc...
05/14/2015

PLEASE SHARE! Help keep our water clean and DON'T flush your expired or unused medications down the toilet! A 2008 Associated Press investigation found pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans. In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas. You can dispose of your expired or unused prescription drugs at five locations in Porter County! You can find a list of the locations at this link: http://tinyurl.com/PrescriptionDropSites

05/13/2015

Please SHARE! Scoop the poop or poop soup? Did you know that it is estimated that Porter County residents have an estimated 35,000 canine pets who produce approximately FOUR MILLION POUNDS of poop each year! When left in yards, it decomposes and ends up in our groundwater, or runs off into stormwater that ends up in Lake Michigan or the Kankakee River basin! Take a look at the attached video from our friends in Florida about how you can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in keeping our water clean!

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