Over the past decade the rate of land development across in the Town of Cedar Lake has increased dramatically. If unchecked, the increased impervious surface associated with this development will increase stormwater volume and degrade water quality, which can harm lakes, rivers, streams, and coastal areas.
The best way to mitigate stormwater impacts from new developments is to use practices to treat, store, and infiltrate runoff onsite before it can affect water bodies downstream. Innovative site designs that reduce imperviousness and smaller-scale low impact development practices dispersed throughout a site are excellent ways to achieve the goals of reducing flows and improving water quality.
Please visit the Post-Construction Stormwater Management document on the EPA web site to better understand how the Town can minimize the impact that its operations have on water quality.