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Storm Water Management Plan

The City of Shaker Heights, as a charter member of the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership (DBWP) works through the DBWP, the Nature Center of Shaker Lakes (also a charter member) and other partners to protect, enhance and restore Doan Brook, including improving storm water management in the headwaters of the Doan Brook Watershed. The watershed includes the Shaker Lakes and over five miles of perennial streams within the City's borders.

The City, DBWP and the Nature Center are committed to making the public aware of the personal responsibilities expected of them and others in the community, including individual actions that can be taken to protect or improve the quality of area waters.

The City's Storm Water Management Plan implements the following control measures:

  • Public education and outreach program
  • Public involvement and participation
  • Elimination of illicit discharges
  • Construction site storm water run-off
  • Post-construction storm water management plan
  • Pollution prevention/good housekeeping plan

Simple Steps You Can Take to Reduce Storm Water Run-off & Pollution:

  • Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep driveways, sidewalks, and roads.
  • Never dump anything down storm drains.
  • Revegetate or mulch disturbed soil as soon as possible.
  • Clean up spills of vehicle fluids or household chemicals and properly dispose of cleanup materials.
  • Minimize pesticide use and learn about Integrated Pest Management.
  • Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.
  • Check your car for leaks and recycle motor oil.
  • Pick up after your pet.
  • Plant a rain garden.
  • Collect rainwater for future use (contact Public Works for City requirements at 216-491-1390).
              - Downspot disconnect
              - Rain barrels
  • Storm drain stenciling

Useful Links:

Illicit Discharge Ordinance
Ohio EPA
Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Doan Brook Watershed Partnership
          - Doan Brook Watershed Map
          - Doan Brook Watershed Publications
Nature Center of Shaker Lakes

Thursday, September 29, 2016