A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or a MS4 is an interconnected set of structures that transport storm water to a water source. Unlike a sewer system that treats sewage, an MS4 regulates the drainage of water runoff.
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According to the Ohio Department of Protection Agency a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Program should include the following:
Click below for additional information on MS4 plans for Small Municipal OperationsOhio EPA Fact sheet
As we get closer to back to school kick offs, residents with chlorinated pools are preparing to drain their pools. Proper disposal of pool water is not only important for the safety of the wildlife it is also important for your home and neighborhood.Pitching Pool water
Storm Water Management plans or SWMPs are designed to reduce the pollution and contamination of rivers, streams, and ground water during construction projects by controlling runoff of rainwater or melted snow.
Below is a copy of the Storm Water Management plan for the Village of Lithopolis.
The Clean water Act was enacted by Congress in 1972 to address water pollution in the United States. Click below to see more facts about this Act.Clean Water Act Facts
An Informational packet on the reporting and management of illicit discharges, spills, sediment and erosion.Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Plan
Honeysuckle bushes may not look like an aggressive invasive species, but these fragrant flowers can be detrimental to water quality and aquatic life.More on Honeysuckle
Four short newsletters about Stormwater.Storm Water Newsletters
Below are documents designed to educate Builders and Homeowners on procedures and regulations for managing drainage, erosion and sediment on construction sites.
An Educational Brochure for Builders and Homeowners on Stormwater regulations relating to Small Residential Construction.Small Residential Construction
Below is an informational packet on Drainage, Erosion and Sediment Control (DESC) Regulations.DESC Regulations
A diagram on the Installation of Silt Fences to prevent erosion at construction sites.Step by Step Installation
An Informational packet on installation of Straw Wattles for the prevention of erosion at construction sites.Straw Wattle Installation
Below are the Division of Surface Water NPDES Small MS4 General Permit Annual Reporting Forms for 2019-2022