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Water Quality Code
Water Quality Code

Only rain down the storm drain; summarizes the water quality code which protects local water bodies. Storm drains typically empty directly to creeks and ponds without treatment.

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Hazardous Material Code
Hazardous Material Code

This code was adopted with objectived to standardize management of hazardous materials to prevent discharges to the environment.

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Landscape Irrigation Code
Landscape Irrigation Code

Irrigation restrictions are in effect year round. Visit this site to learn which restrictions apply to you.

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Fertilizer Code
Fertilizer Code

Be wise when you fertilize. Local ground and surface water are impacted when fertilizer application is conducted incorrectly. Always follow the directions to maximize benefits to your lawn.

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Grass Clippings Public Outreach Campaign
Grass Clippings Public Outreach Campaign

Help to keep grass of the streets. Grass clipping can clog storm drains causing flooding, look bad and can cause algal blooms in local water bodies.

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Development Review and Permits
Development Review and Permits

Process, Compliance, and Enforcement are required to help protect natural resources during development activities.

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Land Development Regulations
Land Development Regulations

Voted on in 2011, the comprehensive plan resulted in adoption of the Unified land development code which ensures that natural resources are considered in new and existing development. Call Natural Resources Staff before you clear- 352-264-6800

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Business Spot Light:

SCRUBS CARWASH!

 

EPD is recognizing businesses in the region that are taking actions to protect water resources. The first business to be honored is Scrubs Carwash at 3135 SW 42nd St, Gainesville!

Scrubs has become a WaterSavers business and has retrofitted their facility to greatly reduce water use. To learn more, click HERE.

If you prefer to wash your car at home, make sure that you use a nozzle with an on/off valve on your hose so that you don't waste water. Wash cars on grass or other pervious surfaces, so that the soaps and other pollutants don't wash into the road and then into the stormdrain to one of our creeks! To learn more about reducing pollution from washing cars click HERE.

For more information or to nominate a business, contact Gus Olmos at 352-264-6800 or Gus@AlachuaCounty.us