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Lake County, Ohio - Stormwater Management Department

Award Winning Agency

The Lake County Stormwater Management Department has been recognized for its success in helping to improve water quality and protect our environment.  The LCSMD received the 2005 Lake County Environmental Improvement Award from the Ohio State University Extension.  According to County Extension Director, Randall H. Zondag, the LCSMD was honored for its "initiative and accomplishments in the field of conservation."

The LCSMD has also been nominated for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2005 Clean Water Act Recognition Award. 

 

Hazardous Waste Collection - Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal

Lake County residents can dispose of Household Hazardous Waste at the collection days at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Click Here for more information on the collection dates and times.

Lake County residents can dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and non-prescription drugs at one of seven pharmaceutical drug disposal locations. These locations are available seven days a week.

To locate your nearest drop-off site 
and hours of availability, go to the 
LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT website at:
and CLICK on
"pharmaceutical drug disposal".

About Us


    What is Stormwater Pollution?

    Stormwater pollution is anything other than stormwater entering our storm sewer system, or MS4.  The MS4 includes any ditches, storm drains, or catch basins that carry water to our rivers and lakes.

    Our Mission

    "To protect the water resources of Lake County and to enhance quality of life through effective stormwater management."

    About Our Department

    In 1999, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued a mandate pursuant to the Clean Water Act requiring urban areas to improve water quality.  Specifically, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations have imposed six minimum control measures which are targeted at improving our Nations water resources.



    The six minimum control measures include:

    1. Public Education and Outreach
    2. Public Involvement and Participation
    3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
    4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
    5. Post-Construction Stormwater Runoff Control
    6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

    For more detailed information, please use the following linked topics: