Stormwater Awareness Fall/Winter 2022
By Airman 1st Class Shaun Combs, Space Base Delta 2 Public Affairs
/ Published November 28, 2022
BUCKLEY SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. --
BETTER CHOICES THIS FALL AND WINTER
Stormwater Awareness Fall/Winter 2022 Edition
The holiday season is upon us and there are many fun Colorado activities to look
forward to during this time of year. In preparation for the holiday season, the 2022
stormwater awareness article aims to provide education and outreach to our
community about the seasonal stormwater impacts associated with this time of year.
Cooking this holiday?
Many of us will be heading home this holiday season to visit family and
friends. One thing we are surely looking forward to is a turkey feast.
Remember to properly dispose of all cooking grease. Cooking grease
should never be rinsed down the drain or left outside where it can easily
leak into the environment, negatively impacting our ecosystem’s chemistry.
Adding kitty litter, sand or sawdust to the grease will solidify it so that the
grease can be placed inside a leak-proof container which can then be
disposed of in the trash. Personal trash and recyclable items are not
permitted in any Buckley SFB dumpsters and must be disposed of off base.
For more information about properly disposing of grease in your county,
check here: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/household-haz-waste-collection
Snowy or salty?
Coloradans are no strangers to snow but just as we expect our snowfall so should we
expect salt and deicer use to increase to keep people safe on the roads and
sidewalks. While the road salt is useful, there are some negative implications
associated with its widespread use. Some of the negative implications include 1)
Toxic to plants and animals; 2) Salt attracts deer and moose, increasing probability of
vehicle collisions with wildlife; 3) Large quantities can corrode vehicles, and
infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and buildings. The best practice is early
shoveling to limiting the amount of ice on walkways in the first place. See the weblink here for a list of
deicers that are safer to use:
REPORT POLLUTION INCIDENTS/SPILLS TO
460TH CES WATER QUALITY PROGRAM at 720-847-6308 OR 460TH CES
CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 720-847-9913