Urban storm water runoff is one of the leading causes of pollution in rivers and lakes. In fields and forests, rain is absorbed by soil or taken up in tree or plant roots. In developed area, rainwater travels across paved areas and accumulates pollutants such as oil and grease, chemicals, nutrients, metals, and bacteria which are then carried to gutters, gullies and storm-sewer systems. Heavy precipitation or snow melt may cause sewer overflow which, in turn may lead to contamination of water sources with untreated human and industrial waste, toxic materials, and other debris.
This page offers links and procedures to ensure that:
Storm drains are protected from contamination and construction sediment
Awareness, training and education
Storm water best management practices.
Agency clients at the Denver Federal Center can count on the GSA to implement programs that remediate and abate storm water runoff. GSA implemented a construction site inspection program to reduce sediment discharge to storm water. GSA has also placed distinct markers near storm drains to increase public awareness of potential discharges to McIntyre Gulch and the Platte River. Master site plan for the DFC [PDF - 893 KB]
World Wetlands Day
International Day of Action for Rivers
World Water Day
American Wetlands Month
National Wilderness Month
National Estuaries Day
World Rivers Day
Last Sunday in September
Sustainability and Environmental Management Program
Improve storm water quality
Comply with the US EPA Region 8 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Discharge from Federal Facility Municipal Storm Sewer System
Eliminate all non-storm water discharge from the storm water system
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