Great information to help keep our streams and rivers clean and healthy.

According to a recent government survey 40% of U.S. water
bodies were still impaired by pollution, failing to meet government standards.
It’s a problem we contribute to – most of the time unknowingly – when we let
harmful pollutants run into our storm drains and enter our waterways.

The City of Lexington, in conjunction with the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
(NDEQ), are currently in the process of developing and implementing stormwater
pollution controls. The common goal of these programs is to reduce pollutants
that enter our nation’s water bodies.

The pollution of stormwater will affect everyone greatly;
this is why our program will be targeting such a wide variety of contributing
elements including industry construction activities and residential community
habits. The new programs will outline many simple practices that can be done to
detect and reduce pollution early. It is our hope this website will provide you with as much
information possible about stormwater pollution, it’s effects, and what can be
done to protect our surface and ground waters.

Hotline

Have you noticed an activity that might pollute the stormwater in your community? Call our hotline number (308) 324-3811 x 112 to notify us of a problem, or contact us via email at bbrecks@cityoflex.com and we will be happy to answer your
questions.