Do you know how your actions affect the water quality of our local lakes and streams? Did you know that the ditch on the side of the road or the storm sewer grate in the street or parking lot drains to these water bodies? This site is dedicated to helping educate you and what you can do to preserve our natural resources.
The Gibraltar School District, along with other public school districts, public universities, communities, and county agencies are all required to maintain a stormwater discharge permit. This permit is required as part of the federally established law called the Clean Water Act and is called the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES Phase II program.
The permit regulates stormwater runoff (water from rainfall) from the Gibraltar School District properties. This program has various components including a public education plan that requires educating the public, including students, school district staff, parents, and contractors, about their effect on the water quality of our lakes and streams.
The information below has been provided to help meet the public education requirements of the permit. Please take the time to click on the links below to learn what you can do to improve storm water quality.
- Storm Drains aren’t Garbage Cans
- Using Pesticides Safely
- After the Storm – Citizen’s Guide to Understanding Stormwater
- Wayne County Resource Recovery Guide
- Alternatives to Car Wash Fundraisers
- Septic System Maintenance
- Maintaining your Property along a Lake or Stream
- A Citizen’s Guide to Native Landscaping
- GSD Stormwater Contractor Training Instructions
- GSD Stormwater Management Portal
- GSD Stormwater Management Plan
- GSD Stormwater Management Resolution