Lake Officials Seek Volunteers for Water Quality Project

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Lake County officials from the Public Works department are seeking volunteers to help during a stormwater marking event throughout designated developments within the county.

According to a press release, volunteers would be provided all necessary materials and training for the project.

The project aims to inform and raise awareness of the importance of keeping our stormwater clean.

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In the release, Public Works representative Veronica Dau stated, “Unfortunately, many water bodies within Lake County have been identified by the State as impaired due to excessive nutrients.  Excessive phosphorus and nitrogen stimulate unregulated algae growth resulting in a decline in water clarity and water quality.”

Dau cites stormwater runoff from urban lawns and streets as a major source of the excess nutrients found in our nearby waters.

Volunteers would assist with the project by placing decals and stickers on designated stormwater inlets with the slogan “Only Rain Down the Drain” printed on them in hopes of raising awareness.

Officials believe that with a group of 5-10 volunteers the project can be completed in 2-3 hours.

Anyone who wishes to volunteer is asked to contact Veronica Dau, the Keep Lake Beautiful Facilitator by calling .the Lake County Public Works Department at (352) 253-1660

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