The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Phase II Water Protection Program focuses on stewardship. It is a pollution prevention program rather than a traditional pollution treatment program. It aims to ensure that water coming into a community leaves the community in the same or better condition, without picking up additional contaminants that would be carried into our waterways and to other communities in our watersheds.
Citizen Education & Participation
An important element of the program involves aspects of citizen education and participation, ways to help the public gain an understanding of how they are affected by stormwater regulations, how they contribute to water quality problems, and how they benefit from the projects to address this issue.
You can find out specific ways to prevent contaminants into our waterways regarding: