Managing stormwater runoff has become the focus of federal, state, and local legislation. There are many things you can do as a city resident, especially if you work in certain industries such as construction and auto recycling.
For more information, visit the following web pages:
- Environmental Protection Agency - Stormwater Program
- Environmental Protection Agency - What You Can Do
- Environmental Protection Agency - Water-Efficient Landscaping
Protecting Water Quality from Urban Runoff (pdf).
Printable brochure After the Storm (English) or Después de la Tormenta (Spanish).
Porous Pavement Fact Sheet (more detailed).
Bioretention Fact Sheet.
Did you know that the automobile is the number one recycled product in America? Over 75% of the materials from cars are recycled. Recycled vehicles generate over 12 million tons of recycled steel, saving enough energy to power over 18 million homes for a full year. Your work makes a real difference to the environment. On the other hand, if you handle wrecked cars or trucks without proper care, it can cause environmental damage.
To find out more, view this Overview (English | Spanish) and Guidelines (English | Spanish).
Note: You can also find brochures on stormwater management at City Hall, the Newburgh Free Library, and the Code Compliance office (123 Grand Street).