On Wednesday, Aug. 22, Mayor David Amrhein, in cooperation with the Zachary Public Works Department, issued “I Love My World” booklets to students at Zachary Elementary School.
The booklet contains activities for our waters and other things things we can do to keep our environment safe for the future.
Storm water pollution is a challenging water quality problem. Unlike pollution from industry or sewage treatment facilities, which is caused by a number of sources, storm water pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere.
Rainwater runs off streets, lawns, farms, construction and industrial sites while picking up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, as well as many other pollutants. It carries those pollutants to our rivers, lakes and coastal waters.
Storm water runoff is the most common cause of water pollution.
Because storm water pollution is caused by so many different factors, traditional regulatory controls will only go so far. Education and outreach are key components to any successful storm water program.
This Storm Water Pollution plan is promoted by the State of Louisiana DEQ.
Additional copies of the booklet are available at the City of Zachary Public Works Department, City Hall Annex, located at 4650 Main St.