Program Objective

Mission Statement

Reduce pollutants in storm water runoff from the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) to the Maximum Extent Practicable (MEP) with preventive and corrective Control Measures to:

  • Avoid exposing pollutants to storm water.
  • Reduce storm water runoff.
  • Minimize water quality impacts from exposed pollutants.
  • Minimize illicit discharges.

Priority of Control Measures

Priority Control Measure
Action Category (Preventive/Corrective)
1 PE&O Preventive
2
PC Preventive
3 PI/P Preventive
4 C Preventive and Corrective
5 IDDE Corrective
6 MO Preventive and Corrective

Definitions

  • Public Education and Outreach: PE&O
  • Post Construction: PC
  • Public Participation/Involvement: PP/I
  • Construction: C
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination: IDDE
  • Municipal Operations: MO

Control Measure Rankings Value

Preventive actions involving education, awareness and public policies to prevent or reduce the exposure of pollutants to storm water and corrective measures to minimize water quality impacts from exposed pollutants.

Sources, Pollutants & Appropriate Control Measures

Source Pollutants Control Measures
Households
Hazardous Waste, Fertilizer, Fecal (pet waste, leaking septic tanks), Chemical (pesticides, weed killer) PE&O, PI/P, IDDE (Leaking Septic Tanks)
Construction Sediment, Floatable/Trash, Debris, Chemical C, PC
Commercial Oil, Grease, Paint, Solvents, Fertilizer PE&O, IDDE, PI/P
Industrial Chemical, Heavy Metals C, PC, IDDE
New & Redevelopment
All of the above PC, PE&O, PI/P, C