Public Education

Necessity of Public Education & Outreach

An informed and knowledgeable community is crucial to the success of a stormwater management program since it helps to ensure the following:

  • Greater support for the program as the public gains a greater understanding of the reasons why it is necessary and important. Public support is particularly beneficial when operators of small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) attempt to institute new funding initiatives for the program or seek volunteers to help implement the program; and
  • Greater compliance with the program as the public becomes aware of the personal responsibilities expected of them and others in the community, including the individual actions they can take to protect or improve the quality of area waters.