Public Outreach & Education
Henry County Stormwater Management
recognizes that one of the most effective ways to protect
water quality is through pollution prevention. Therefore we
have provided a variety of educational resources designed
to encourage environmentally responsible behavior at home,
school and work. All of the outreach material is designed to educate and promote behavioral changes that result in an overall reduction in stormwater pollution. In addition, the Stormwater Management Department
hosts annual activities that encourage citizens to participate
and get involved in pollution prevention and education. The
events will be posted on our events
page; please check it periodically for updates or feel free
to contact our office at 770-288-RAIN (7246) for more details.
This section provides a variety of
stormwater pollution prevention links. We have provide resources
that include a stormwater glossary to help explain the terminology
used thorough this site. In addition to these resources, the
Stormwater Management Department has assembled a library of
brochures, tapes and DVD's. Topics include point, non-point
source, total maximum daily loads (TMDL's), and on-site septic
maintenance information and more.
||Stormwater Glossary of Terms
Download the Henry
County Stormwater glossary in PDF format.
What Can I Do?
Clean Water Campaign is a cooperative multi-agency education
and public awareness programs solutions to water quality
issues. This site provides a variety of stormwater resources
to the educational, residential and business community.
Brochures and Printed Material
Clean Water Campaign brochures and fact sheets are a great
resource for additional information and to share with
others. Downloadable in a PDF format.
Management Practices Search
An Environmental Protection Agency Resource where you
can perform a general search for keywords on problems
associated with stormwater, general Best Management Practices
||Student & Teacher Resources
A variety of age appropriate environmental resources for both formal and non-formal educators.
about your Watershed
You can find useful information about the Henry County
Teachers and Educators
Project WET is a national program designed to promote
and provide global water education resources to teachers,
parents, students and the community.
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the
Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary
school-based science and education program.
What You Can Do
Remember any sediment, trash, debris, chemicals or other harmful
substances that come in contact with rain can end up in our
streams and rivers. All of us can help keep our streams clean
and healthy. Here are some things you can do.
Individuals and Homeowners
- Don't blow leaves or grass into
ditches or storm drains, because they will end up in a stream
- Don't overuse fertilizers or pesticides.
- Maintain your septic systems properly.
- Don't pour anything you would
not want to bathe in into a gutter or storm drain.
- Take used oil, paint, and antifreeze
to a recycling center;
Never pour these items into a storm drain.
- Keep pets away from waterside
areas used by people.
- Pick up after your pets; this
will prevent unhealthy bacteria from entering our streams.
- Be an example to children by properly
disposing of trash and toxic materials.
- Tell a friend how he or she can
help eliminate or reduce pollution.
- Report any unauthorized dumping
in storm drains or near streams and rivers.
As Business Owners
- Recycle grease and oil; Do not
pour them into sinks or onto parking areas or streets.
- Store materials safely and keep
toxic materials in original containers.
- Make sure contaminated water and
chemicals are disposed of properly; Do not dump them into
- Keep your dumpsters clean with
the lids closed, and ensure they are not leaking.
- Report any illicit discharges
to the proper authorities.
- Use low impact site design techniques.
- Implement erosion control measures
to prevent runoff.
- Inspect and maintain construction
sites to prevent runoff.
- Locate sites away from down sloping
streets or driveway, as well as streams, lakes or drainage
- Clean up daily by scraping and
sweeping up soils tracked onto roadways.
- Prevent root damage of shrubbery
and trees by placing barriers around plant life.
- Revegetate through mulching and
If you would like more information
on what you can do to prevent stormwater pollution, please
- Stormwater Menu of Best Management Practices and EPA-Water.
For more information visit WHAT
CAN I DO at Clean Water Campaign. For "Site Design"
development tools and tips, visit the Georgia
Stormwater Management Manual and the Center
for Watershed Protection.