by the Conservation District of Southern Nevada and led
by the Stormwater Quality Management Committee, the Stormwater
Inlet Marking Program originally placed 8,000
"DON'T POLLUTE - DRAINS TO LAKE MEAD, NO CONTAMINE!
SE VA AL LAGO MEAD" bi-lingual plastic
plaques that adhered to the sidewalk above stormwater
inlets and drainages in Clark County. The purpose of the Stormwater Inlet Marking Program
is to revive a multi-agency effort to raise awareness
of the importance of stormwater quality protection.
goal of the inlet marking program is to remind
people that any toxic materials dumped into the storm
drains will be channeled to Lake Mead, Southern Nevada's
primary source of drinking water. The effort is necessary
to prevent pollution from petroleum products, paint, pesticides,
fertilizers, and litter. Having this message at the stormwater
inlets helps the public make the connection between the
water that flows into the basins and the water that will
eventually be pumped from Lake Mead to their faucet.
The program continues today with all new developments required to follow the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada's standard drawing No. 421. The standard requires the message "DON'T POLLUTE - DRAINS TO LAKE MEAD" be stamped into curbs above stormwater inlets. In addition, through the use of grant money, Clark County continues to purchase plastic plaques to place on unmarked stormwater inlets.
sponsors have included the Clark County, City of Las Vegas,
City of Henderson, Clark County Department of Air Quality
and Environmental Management, Conservation District of
Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee,
Stormwater Quality Management Committee, Nevada Division
of Environmental Protection, Regional Flood Control District,
Southern Nevada Water Authority, and Mandalay Bay Shark
SQMC occassionally offers community training programs to increase awareness of stormwater quality issues and knowledge of best management practices to protect the storm drain system. Recent training programs include:
February 21, 2017 (8:30 - 11am OR 1:30 - 4:30pm) and March 1, 2017 (1:30PM)
Stormwater Training for Construction Contractors
Stormwater Training for Construction Contractors will help you ensure that your facility is complying with existing stormwater regulations as they apply to the construction industry. Construction projects are often affected by stormwater. When this happens, a variety of pollutants can be picked up by stormwater and discharged into the storm sewer system, which ultimately drains into Lake Mead. To help prevent stormwater pollution from reaching waterways, owners/operators of construction sites are required to comply with various stormwater permits and regulations.
This training will provide construction site workers with information on how to comply with state and local regulations and ordinances, including: Overview of stormwater and non-point source pollution; Local ordinances; Nevada General Permit for Construction; Best Management Practices (BMP) and the Las Vegas Valley Construction BMP Manual; and Inspection processes and procedures.
Attendee list available here.
August 16, 2016 - Stormwater Management Training Program for Las Vegas Valley Construction Sites
Attendee list available here.
The training highlighted Best Management Practices (BMPs) that construction sites should be implementing to protect the storm drain system - the types of BMPs that Las Vegas Valley MS4 Permittee Inspectors are looking for during their inspections. The Inspectors utilize a Construction Site Inspection Checklist as their guide. The Checklist may be useful to reference for internal inspections too!