Summit

2014 Mayor’s Big Sioux River Water Summit

The Second Annual Mayor’s Big Sioux River Water Summit will take place on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Sioux Falls. This event is free and open to the public.


Mayor's Big Sioux River Water Summit
Agenda
Conservation

Water Conservation

The City of Sioux Falls wants to help you save water this summer with free water-saving devices, indoor and outdoor plumbing rebates, and the Lawn Watering Program. Click the link below to find out all of the ways you can conserve water. Remember, if we each save a little, we’ll all save a lot!


Water Conservation
Pet Waste

Pet Waste Program

The secret is out that pet waste, when not picked up, is a form of pollution. The issues that result from improper pet waste disposal can have serious implications when it finds its way into local lakes, rivers, and streams. Click the link below to learn more about pet waste, the issues it causes, and how the City is working to reduce this pollutant.
Pet Waste Program
Animal Waste Information
Stormwater

Only Rain to Drain

Report illicit discharge of pollutants to the City storm sewer system...

Stormwater Hotline
367-8198


Only Rain to Drain - Stormwater Hotline
pledge

Green Pledge Registration

The Green Pledge Program is a way for residents to show their commitment to living sustainably. This program provides residents an outlet to receive information on how to save money, lower their environmental impact, grow within the community, and live a healthier lifestyle. Sign-up today and help us make Sioux Falls an even greater community!
Take the Green Pledge
Green Pledge Brochure
Grease

Fats, Oils and Grease

Sioux Falls residents declare war on the Grease Menace. Every home generates fats, oils and greases in their food preparation and cooking. The worst place to dispose of this grease is down the drain. This material is one of the most common causes of sewer blockages, backups, and overflows. Protect your family and your neighbor’s property and health by helping us reduce the amount of fats, oils and grease disposed to the sanitary sewer.
Grease Menace Education Brochure
QUALITY

Water Quality

The City of Sioux Falls with the Central Big Sioux River Watershed coalition developed a Water-Quality Master Plan. This master plan is tool intended to be a watershed-scale, decision-support model to facilitate prioritization and placement of Best Management Practices within the watershed that are the most cost effective and provide the greatest water quality benefits.
Water Quality Master Plan
Water Quality Pollutant Concentrations
Water Quality Pollutant Loadings
Art

2014 Public Education Campaign Art Student Collaboration

The City of Sioux Falls Public Works Environmental will feature artwork from a local art student on Sioux Area Metro buses for the duration of 2014 in an effort to engage and educate the public about sustainability. Find out more about the artist and artwork, as well as the art student collaboration project, and how you can be featured in the 2015 public education campaign.
2014 Art Student Collaboration
 

What We Do

The Public Works Environmental Division is a small but dedicated team of environmental professionals committed to providing leadership in environmental management while continuing to provide the highest level of service to our customers and community. The Environmental Division also works to educate Sioux Falls on environmental matters through its Leading Green Initiative. Together this team’s charge is to protect and enhance the Sioux Falls environment through the management of responsible and reasonable local codes, standards and  educational programing.

How We Do It

We achieve our goals by administering and managing a variety of programs focused on environmental areas of concern. Major programs administered or managed by the Environmental Division are the Industrial Pretreatment Program, Recycling Program, Stormwater Program and Sustainability Program (Leading Green). Our division also provides environmental assistance, regulatory and administrative services to our customers in the following areas: air quality, biosolids, brownfields, environmental assessments, groundwater, hazardous waste, pollution prevention, risk management, solid waste, surface water quality and spill prevention. Our activities are performed in a manner to help ensure that the City and our regulated community comply with the appropriate environmental standards with the goal to protect the environment and reduce environmental liabilities. Successful compliance is achieved through teamwork, public education, technical assistance, inspections, self-audits and code enforcement.

The City of Sioux Falls through its Environmental Division is committed to promoting environmental responsibility as an organization as well as emphasizing environmental awareness to all interested parties and stakeholders.

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