Indian River County has a Clean Water Goal

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Indian River County’s Clean Water Goal is to reduce the amount of visible and invisible (chemical) pollutants washed off of land and carried by rainwater directly into waterways and our Indian River Lagoon untreated. Citizens are achieving this goal by voluntarily taking action to reduce the amount and improving the quality, of water that runs off their properties.

Many people think they know what pollution is but don’t realize the paths it takes to reach our waterways. Unfortunately many people do not know that our Indian River Lagoon is impaired and how pollution is reaching our Lagoon (and other surface waters) faster and more intensely than ever before.

Clubs and organizations are encouraged to contact Diane Wilson at [email protected] to receive a presentation on ways to reduce storm water runoff pollution.

To report pollution or learn ways to prevent storm water runoff pollution from leaving your property, visit www.ircstormwater.com . Pollution reports can also be made anonymously by calling the Indian River County Pollution Hotline during working hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. After hours report pollution to municipal police or call 911.

For more information, or to subscribe to the County’s free electronic newsletter, Turning the Tide, send your email address to [email protected]

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