- SPECIAL EVENT
- October 14, 2004
Drain Labels Installed in Ross Township
The Butler County
Storm Water District recently installed 98 storm drain labels
in Ross Estates and adjacent subdivisions located just off Layhigh
Road in Ross Township. The project was organized and executed
by the Butler Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) while
volunteers from Environmental Action Alliance provided the labor
critical for public involvement and participation. Environmental
Action Alliance is group of Miami University students concerned
with local environmental issues, and their active involvement
and effort in this project was outstanding.
Besides meeting goals set forth in Butler County's Phase II MS4
Storm Water Permit, storm labels are best management practices
(BMPs) intended to make urban and suburban homeowners think twice
about dumping waste down their storm drains. Although regulations
and new technologies have helped control many of the point sources
of pollution, non-point sources of pollution, such as urban storm
water runoff, collectively have become the leading cause of waterway
impairment in Butler County and in the United States.
that people often unknowingly introduce into local waterways
include oil, automotive fluids, paint products, automobile detergents,
grass clippings, leaves, trash, and pet waste; additionally,
contaminants such as fertilizer, pesticides, and sediments enter
our storm drains as polluted runoff during rainfall events in
these urban landscapes. Storm drain labels are intended to educate
the public and prevent these types of illicit discharges.
Butler County has installed 205 storm drain labels so far this
year in Liberty, Fairfield, and Ross Townships.
- Miami University students volunteered
to install storm drain labels in Ross Township.
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