Public Education, Involvement and Relations

Public Education, Involvement and Relations (PEIR)

Learn about our programs and activities through a recorded webinar held November 2013.

Public education is an essential part of any plan to reduce stormwater pollution. Unlike pollution from industry or sewage treatment facilities, which is caused by a discrete number of sources, stormwater pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere. Rainwater and snowmelt run off streets, lawns, farms, and construction and industrial sites and pick up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, and many other pollutants on the way to our rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.
Stormwater runoff is our most common cause of water pollution. Because stormwater pollution is caused by so many different activities, traditional regulatory controls will only go so far. Education and outreach are key components to any successful stormwater program.

View a 30-second PSA that ran Spring 2014

The PEIR Program

The PEIR Program is responsible for fulfilling the City of Superior’s public education, outreach and public involvement requirements. Listed below are the areas of the Stormwater PEIR Program and brochures from UW-Extension, as well as videos of past webinars, for additional information pertaining to each area. In addition to the education component of the PEIR Program, the City encourges public involvement and participation. Please Email the PEIR Educator if you are interested in participating in any of our events.