Stormwater Quality Management Committee
Clark County Regional Flood Control District
600 S. Grand Central Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89106

April Proclaimed Stormwater Awarness Month
April 2008

April 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.

Started 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.

The 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.

Program 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.

For more information on the Stormwater Plaque Attack Campaign, please contact the Conservation District of Southern Nevada at 262-9047 ext. 5.

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