The City of Solon continually works with the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to educate and increase public involvement in changing perception and behaviors of the public for a cleaner and healthier environment. The City has adopted the theme of "SOLONution to Pollution" in that effort.
In the U.S. EPA's effort to preserve, protect, and improve the nation's water resources from polluted storm water runoff they have created the Storm Water Phase II Rule. The Phase II Rule defines a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) storm water management program as comprised of six minimum control measures that are listed on the City of Solon Stormwater Homepage.
The City of Solon’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is located in the Chagrin and Cuyahoga River (Lower) watersheds, which has a Total Maximum Daily Load (TDML) for phosphorus, nitrogen, low organic enrichment, sediment, bacteria, and habitat. Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) defines the maximum load (or amount) of pollution that a stream can handle and still be considered healthy and outlines a plan to restore good health to streams that are not meeting water quality goals.