Strengthen Protections for the Rogue from Polluted Runoff
Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollution from our cities and towns. Ask DEQ to strengthen a proposed stormwater general permit for Oregon to better protect clean water in the Rogue Basin.
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As communities within the Rogue River Basin continue to grow, so does the potential for polluted runoff to threaten clean water and the health of the Rogue. When rainwater hits hard surfaces, such as roads or parking lots, it can’t soak into the ground. Instead, water runs along the surface where it can pick up pollutants like sediment, trash, and heavy metals before flowing untreated, into your local streams.
Take action: Ask the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to strengthen the proposed stormwater general permit to better protect clean water.