Why is stormwater management important to our community?
Stormwater management is directly related to our water quality -and water quality affects us all.  Managing stormwater properly protects wildlife, maintains a healthy environment around us and ensures quality drinking water.
What can you do to help prevent stormwater runoff pollution?
• Use fertilizers sparingly and  sweep up driveways, sidewalks, & gutters. • Never dump anything down storm drains or in streams .    • Vegetate bare spots in your yard. • Compost your yard waste. • Use least toxic pesticides, follow labels, and learn how to prevent pest problems. • Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces; consider a rain garden to capture rainwater. • Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the street or driveway street or driveway. • Check your car for leaks and recycle your motor oil. • Pick up after your pet.  When it rains, pet waste left on lawns can be washed into storm drains that lead to nearby lakes and streams. Untreated pet waste can cause significant water pollution.  • Have your septic tank pumped and inspected regularly. • Keep all litter off the street and place it in receptacles so that it does not get washed or blown down storm drains • Service your car regularly to prevent gasoline, oil, brake and transmission fluids, and anti-freeze from leaking onto the pavement and washing into our streams. • Recycle product containers made of glass, plastic and aluminum. • Use absorbent materials like kitty litter or toweling to soak up any spills, then sweep up and dispose of these items properly -  never dilute spills with water.
If you would like to report and incident or for questions reguarding  illicit discharge, illicit Discharge Complaints, Hazardous waste drop off program or storm drains cleaning please call (219) 391-8773
For Emergencies call: (219) 391-8466
Abdul Zehraoui
5200 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Board of Stormwater Commissioners:

Miguel Rivera, President
Ralph Fabbri, Vice President
Anthony Galindo, Member
Alojzy (Ben) Moricz, Member
Tia Cauley, Member
Pete Baranyai, Board Secretary