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STORMWATER Did you know? From anywhere in Grand Rapids, it takes just 15 to 30 minutes for stormwater to get to a water body. The following slides show.

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1 STORMWATER Did you know? From anywhere in Grand Rapids, it takes just 15 to 30 minutes for stormwater to get to a water body. The following slides show the Six Minimum Control Measures needed to keep stormwater, and our lakes and rivers, clean.

2 Six Minimum Control Measures 1.Public Education and Outreach 2.Public Participation/Involvement 3.Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination 4.Construction Site Runoff Control 5.Post-Construction Runoff Control 6.Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping.

3 Public Education and Outreach Inform individuals and households on ways to reduce stormwater pollution, such as: 1.Washing cars on their lawns, instead of on pavement that drains to the storm system. 2.Spreading the word that most stormwater catch basins drain directly to the river. 3.Reducing stormwater runoff from their property by installing rain barrels and rain gardens. 4.Notifying the City stormwater department if someone is seen discharging pollutants to the stormwater system.

4 Public Participation / Involvement Engaging and involving stakeholders in the Lower Grand River Watershed: 1.Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup Rain Barrel Workshops - https://wmeac.org/water/rain- barrel-workshops/https://wmeac.org/water/rain- barrel-workshops/ 3.Participation with a local watershed group (Lower Grand Rapids Organization of Watersheds, Plaster Creek Stewards)

5 Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Identifying and reporting illegal discharges to the stormwater system. Report It Don’t Ignore It Report all suspect discharges to stormwater – (616) or

6 Construction Site Runoff Control Keeping soils from running into the streets and/or catch basins during construction Report It Don’t Ignore It Report all suspect discharges to stormwater – (616) or

7 Post-Construction Runoff Control Developers and property owners must address stormwater runoff after construction is completed. 1.Storage is to be provided to make pre- construction runoff equal post-construction runnoff. 2.Water quality measures are to be installed to keep pollutants out of the City stormwater system.

8 Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping Keeping the City’s facilities clean to prevent pollutants from discharging to the stormwater. Street Sweeping Catch Basin Cleanout Spill Prevention and Cleanup


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