Stormwater Program Overview

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Stormwater Program Overview

  1. 1. Stormwater <br />Management Program<br />
  2. 2. Regulatory Structure<br />
  3. 3. Local Stormwater Program<br />Promulgated by Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits<br />Activities required by these permits include………..<br />
  4. 4. Inventory, Inspect, and Maintain Stormwater Structural Controls<br />Inlets (~12,011)<br />Detention Ponds (887)<br />Pipes (~556 miles)<br />Ditches (~731 miles)<br />
  5. 5. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination<br />Stream Sampling (9 Watersheds)<br />Sample Analysis<br />Outfall Monitoring (954 Outfalls)<br />Sewer Inspection and Separation<br />
  6. 6. Industrial and Municipal Facility Runoff Control<br />Inspection of Large-Scale Facilities<br />Municipal – 4<br /> Industrial - 64<br />Training<br />Enforcement<br />Reports<br />
  7. 7. Potential Pollutant Source Inspection and Control<br />Inspection of Small-Scale Businesses (~300)<br />Automotive Shops<br />Automotive Dealers<br />Car Washes<br />Laboratories<br />Waste Management <br />Dry Cleaners<br />Livestock<br />Machine Shops<br />
  8. 8. Public Outreach and Education<br />Website Postings<br />Mail Flyers<br />Contractor Instruction<br />Industrial Facility Guidance<br />Homeowner’s Association Presentations<br />
  9. 9. Regulatory Enforcement<br />Courtesy Letter or e-mail<br />Notice of Violation<br />Citation<br />Court<br />Violation Fees<br />
  10. 10. Accomplishments <br />Since 2006….<br />Staff members have been trained and certified in soil erosion and water quality management<br />Inter-Departmental lines of communication and project teams have been established to address stormwater issues<br />Stormwater monitoring, sampling, analysis, and reporting have increased in both quantity and quality<br />The list of monitored contaminants in 3 local impaired streams was reduced from 16 to just 1<br />Significant progress has been made to get one of the impaired streams de-listed <br />Stormwater detention and retention ponds have been inventoried, inspected, and brought into compliance<br />Some remaining combined sewer systems have been identified and work is underway to locate the remainder<br />
  11. 11. Challenges<br />Ever Increasing federal and state regulatory requirements<br />Lack of accurate, comprehensive inventory<br />Aging Infrastructure<br />Pond maintenance<br /> Pipe Replacement<br /> Sanitary/storm system interflow<br />Limited resources<br />Lack of dedicated funding<br /> Little to no survey data<br /> Maintenance staff and equipment<br /> Sampling/inspection staff and equipment<br />

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