Environmental Services Information

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Pollution Prevention

Preventing pollution is the most efficient way to ensure a healthy environment. You may find information on this topic at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site, located at: http://www.epa.gov/

Stormwater Quality Construction Permits

For construction projects five acres and greater, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction Permit is required from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). Please contact NDEP at (775) 687-4670 extension 3149 for information regarding NPDES permits.

Where to Drain a Swimming Pool

Because storm drains flow untreated water into Lake Mead, it is illegal to drain swimming pools into storm drains, gutters, or streets. The penalty for violation is $500 per incident.
To properly drain your pool, attach your drainage hose to your sewer clean-out pipe. The clean-out pipe is usually located by the hose bib, and may be inside a green box.