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Stormwater 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:

  1. Avoid exposing pollutants to storm water.
  2. Reduce storm water runoff.
  3. Minimize water quality impacts from exposed pollutants.
  4. Minimize illicit discharges.


Priority of Control Measures

   
Action Category
Priority Control Measure

Preventive

Corrective

1. PE&O
X
 
2. PC
X
 
3. PI/P
X
 
4. C

X

X
5. IDDE  
X
6. MO

X

X

Definitions:

  • Public Education & Outreach: PE&O
  • Post Construction: PC
  • Public Participation/Involvement: PP/I
  • Construction: C
  • Illicit Discharge Detection & 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 and Pollutants

Sources Pollutants
Households Hazardous Waste, Fertilizer, Fecal (pet waste, leaking septic tanks), Chemical (pesticides, weed killer)
Construction Sediment, Floatable/Trash, Debris, Chemical,
Commercial Oil, Grease, Paint, Solvents, Fertilizer
Industrial Chemical, Heavy Metals
New & Redevelopment All of the above



Sources and Control Measures

Sources Control Measures
Households PE&O, PI/P, IDDE (Leaking Septic Tanks)
Construction C, PC
Commercial PE&O, IDDE, PI/P
Industrial C, PC, IDDE
Institutional MO, C, IDDE
New and Redevelopment PC, PE&O, PI/P, C