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Thursday, July 07, 2011
ACHD to hold public open house to introduce Stormwater Management Plan

Any water or substances entering the storm drain system go untreated and directly to our local waterways, including Five Mile Creek and the Boise River— a fact that not everyone stops to remember before washing something into the street and down the storm drain. Protecting Ada County’s waterways from pollutants is the focus of the Ada County Highway District’s (ACHD) Stormwater Management Plan, which will be on display at a public open house on Monday, July 11.

The plan outlines six measures that ACHD currently uses or will use to reduce pollutants from entering the storm drain system within Ada County. The plan includes a variety of efforts, including educating the public about proper disposal of materials to protect water quality, monitoring local waterways such as Five Mile Creek and Eagle Drain, ensuring construction sites keep their dirt on site, and maintaining our roadways in a manner that is better for the environment.

Public Open House

The public is invited to learn more about ACHD’s Phase II Stormwater Management Plan, which targets Eagle, Meridian, and Southwest Ada County. Residents will also have an opportunity to provide comments on ACHD’s stormwater efforts and goals.

• Monday, July 11 from 5:30-7 p.m.
• Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian

For those unable to attend the open house, all materials on display and an online comment opportunity will be available on ACHD’s web site, http://www.achdidaho.org/, the day following the open house. The public comment period will run through July 25.

About ACHD’s Stormwater Division

The Stormwater Quality staff helps the District meet Federal Clean Water Act requirements through implementation of the Stormwater Management Program. The Stormwater Management Program has many components including erosion and sediment control, monitoring, education and outreach, and mapping.
To learn more, visit www.achdidaho.org.

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