|Municipal governments will implement a program to minimize or eliminate pollution from all operations, facilities, equipment, and practices. All Municipal operations must be scrutinized to eliminate or mitigate practices that contribute to NPS pollution. A program of inspection and maintenance of the MS4 system must be developed and implemented. Finally, a program of employee education must also be developed in conjunction with the auditing of Municipal operations thereby fully integrating the practice of NPS pollution control in municipal operations.
The Phase II program requirements are comprehensive and complex, requiring efforts form everyone throughout the County to be successful. Combined, these two facts make the need for innovation, intergovernmental cooperation, and broad public support the primary tools necessary to make the Saratoga County Inter-Municipal Stormwater Management Program a success. We must look throughout Saratoga County for partnership opportunities and the resources necessary to create a lasting and effective Stormwater Management Program. Everyone can help make a difference.
Although the focus of the program is stormwater and the attendant pollution generated by runoff, the Saratoga County
Inter-Municipal Stormwater Management Program is a tool to more fully incorporate sound watershed management throughout the County. As growth and development continue to increase, in rate and scope, we must take pro-active control, working to protect our resources and community health and viability, now and into the future.
Contact your Municipality to learn more about the programs such as Spring Clean-up, Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Mulch and Composting Organic Waste, Street-sweeping, etc.