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Public Education

The Best Management Practices in this category are designed to educate a broad range of audiences including residents, public service employees, commercial businesses, and the construction industry. The goal of the education is to increase understanding about the ways stormwater can negatively impact water bodies, hazards associated with illegal discharges, and steps that Kalispell citizen's can take to reduce pollution.

Kalispell's Stormwater Management Program contains ten BMPs in the Public Education and Outreach on Stormwater Impacts:

An effective public education program can significantly reduce other program costs such as inspection and enforcement costs for the illicit discharge program. Informed citizens and business owners will usually take steps to reduce potential pollution from their own activities.

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