Public Education for Storm Water Management

Summary

In 2012, the City of St. Clairsville took over the management of its storm water runoff. The Environmental Protection Agency's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating what gets put into the streams and riparian corridors of our community. St. Clairsville, being a municipality, must acquire a permit from the EPA each year due to our storm water runoff going directly into surface waters such as creeks and streams. St. Clairsville has adopted a storm water management plan and a water quality ordinance as required by the EPA designed to protect properties and surface waters from damage caused by storm water runoff. These documents are available for review at the Municipal Building. The City of St. Clairsville intends on protecting our soil from erosion and our water courses from contaminants.

Materials

Educating the public is one of the components that assist in ensuring we protect the soil and water courses. If our citizens are aware of what can damage our community then they will practice ways of ensuring they do not do damage. Click on the links below for further education.

LINKS FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

The link below will bring you to the United States Environmental Protection Agency website and specifically to a part of the site which allows you to access outreach materials and reference documents.

http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwatermonth.cfm

The link below will bring you to the Ohio Department of Transportation website page that discusses what storm water is and how ODOT addresses storm water.

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/stormwater/Pages/default.aspx

The link below will bring you to the Jefferson Belmont Solid Waste Authority website that outlines ways of recycling and reducing pollution. This helps reduce the amount of potential hazards entering our stormwater and negatively affecting water quality.

http://www.jbgreenteam.org/

The link below will connect you with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency website that addresses storm water.

http://epa.ohio.gov/dsw/storm/index.aspx