Protect Our Water
Access to clean water is important for our safety and vitality. Stormwater and wastewater management are critical to ensure the health of our water supply and ecosystems and prevent pollution.
There are two main types of pollution: (hover images for more information)
Non-Point source water pollution refers to pollution for which the source is difficult to identify. It occurs when precipitation collects pollutants on the ground as it makes its way to our local waterways.
Point source water pollution occurs when the contaminant comes from a single obvious source, like an industrial factory or municipal wastewater treatment plant.
Stormwater, Sewer and Septic Basics
Stormwater originates from rainfall or snow & ice melt that then soaks into soil or runs off into local bodies of water. Stormwater runoff, as well as wastewater or sewage from homes, can all impact the quality of our water. Learn more
Stormwater in Our Region
When managed properly, stormwater is a resource that helps keep lawns and other vegetation healthy. Our watershed management strategies and the awareness and education efforts of the Clean Water Campaign address stormwater management and impaired waters in our region. Learn more
Wastewater in Our Region and Plan
Infrastructure planning is critical to meet the wastewater treatment capacity needs to support our growing region. Through effective planning, we supports the return of safe, high-quality water to our reservoirs. Learn more