Proclaimed Stormwater Awarness Month
proclaimed Sormwater Awareness month by the City of Las Vegas
and City of Henderson. The proclaimations wer kicked-off April
4th, 2008 during a Stormwater Inlet Marking Program event held
at Mandalay Bay.
by the Conservation District of Southern Nevada and led by the
Stormwater Quality Management Committee, the Stormwater Inlet
Marking Program will place eight thousand "DON'T POLLUTE
- DRAINS TO LAKE MEAD, NO CONTAMINE! SE VA AL LAGO MEAD"
bi-lingual plastic plaques that will adhered to the sidewalk
above stormwater inlets and drainages in Clark County. This
program will also address some of the stormwater inlets that
were not labeled during the previous Plaque Attack Campaign
in 1999. The purpose of the Stormwater Inlet Marking Program
is to revive a multi-agency effort to raise awareness of the
importance of stormwater quality protection. Having this message
at the stormwater inlets helps the pubic make the connection
between the water that flows into the basins and the water that
will eventually be pumped from Lake Mead to their faucet.
plaques will remind people that any toxic materials dumped into
the storm drains will be channeled to Lake Mead, Southern Nevada's
primary source of drinking water. The effort is necessary to
prevent pollution from petroleum products, paint, pesticides,
fertilizers, and litter.
sponsors include the Clark County, City of Las Vegas, City of
Henderson, Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental
Management, Conservation District of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas
Wash Coordination Committee, Stormwater Quality Management Committee,
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Regional Flood
Control District, Southern Nevada Water Authority, and Mandalay
Bay Shark Reef Aquarium. Through a grant awarded the Conservation
District of Southern Nevada by the Nevada Division of Environmental
Protection and contributions from local partners.
more information on the Stormwater Plaque Attack Campaign, please
contact the Conservation District of Southern Nevada at 262-9047