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Urban development is an ever-increasing reality for the residents of Wayne County. With all development activity, comes a responsibility to ensure that the health and safety of the public and the environment are protected. In cooperation with the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District has initiated a program that aims to promote the use of Best Management Practices to protect the County's water resources from impact as a result of Urban Development.

Sediment: #1 Pollutant

This culvert has been almost completely clogged with sediment which is the number one pollutant, by volume, in Ohio's surface waters. Urban development can be a major source of sediment entering Ohio's streams.

Why is sediment such a problem? It costs the tax payers money to fix, it could increase the risk of flooding and it destroys aquatic habitat.