Community partners for healthy streams: a pollution prevention strategy
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Community Partners for Healthy Streams (CPHS) is an outreach program under development by the Cobb County Water System (CCWS) Office of Environmental Compliance (EC). Based on materials and protocols developed by Washtenaw County, Michigan, CPHS helps local businesses learn ways to protect their watersheds. Using the Washtenaw County program as a template, CCWS edited existing education materials to make them appropriate for state and local ordinance requirements. Participants in the program agree to identify and assess potential pollution sources from their businesses and develop a site-specific Water Quality Assessment and Action Plan (WQAAP). Once completed, the WQAAP outlines a strategy for protecting local waterways. Businesses that choose to participate in the program become a Community Partner for Healthy Streams and are promoted as such by the Cobb County Water System.