Lawn Care Behavior Change

Tips to follow can make a difference in the health of not only the Niantic River but also the health of the Town of East Lyme’s future water supply. The tips and practices for lawn care shown within this guide are part of a campaign to promote healthy lawns and clean coastal waters in the Niantic River and Long Island Sound.  Please visit the Niantic River Watershed Committee web site for a guide to environmentally friendly lawn care practices.

Posting of this information to educate the public on pollutant concerns, specifically Nitrogen, is part of an effort to comply with the conditions of the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4 General Permit).  This permit is the product of a mandate by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as part of its Stormwater Phase II rules in 1999.