We must implement an ongoing public education program over the term of the permit. The goal is to provide information about the impact of stormwater discharges to water bodies while highlighting steps and/or activities you can take to reduce the pollutants in stormwater runoff.
Best Management Practices (BMP)
We will focus educational efforts toward municipal and state officials working on implementation of Stormwater Management Program Plans (SWMPPs). Working with the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension, we provide funding for training as well as the development of a coordinated public education message. This effort includes education of our own personnel and practices to better control stormwater and erosion. Our public education and outreach program has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as being exemplary.