The NPDES Phase II Permit requires the City of High Point to conduct outreach activities to educate public employees, businesses, and the general public of hazards associated with illegal discharges and improper disposal of waste. Activities will focus on the reduction of pollutants at the source by educating the public and businesses about their ultimate impact on the natural environment. Prevention is more effective and less expensive than the removal and elimination of illegal discharges.
Educating residents and the business sector about proper chemical use, storage, and disposal practices will minimize unintentional pollutant discharges into the City of High Point’s storm sewer system, ponds, streams, lakes, and rivers.
Goals & Objectives
The defined goals and objectives of the local public education and outreach program are based on three high priority, community wide issues:
Reduction of pollutants that discharge into the Stormwater Drainage System.
Promote techniques used to reduce the pollutants that enter into the Stormwater Drainage System to improve the overall water quality.
Reduce the amount of floatables from litter/debris.
In order to meet the objectives of the public education and outreach program, the City of High Point continues to rely on the collaboration and building partnerships with other governmental entities while implementing some of its own public education BMPs. The City is a member of the Piedmont Triad Water Quality Partnership.