- About Us
Welcome to the Porter County Department of Development and Storm Water Management. Our Mission is to coordinate the storm water activities to improve water quality, reduce flood damages and restore and enhance the natural drainage system.
End Goal: CLEAN WATER FOR EVERYONE!
What is Storm Water and why is Storm Water Management so important?
Storm water is rain, snow, sleet or ice melt flowing over land with all debris and pollutants picked up along the way. This water flows into a system of pipes, ponds and ditches that empty directly into our creeks, lakes and rivers. These systems require maintenance to prevent pollution and improve water quality. Storm water is not treated at a treatment plant so it is up to individuals to make sure that water depositing into the environment is clean.