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1 MS4 Permit and Storm Water Management Program Overview

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3 What is an MS4 Permit? Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System A Storm Water Permit issued by TCEQ that covers storm water runoff from properties in the District Purpose: to improve water quality by reducing the quantity of pollutants that storm water picks up and carries into storm sewer systems during rain events.

4 What is an MS4? A conveyance or system of conveyances…owned by a Public Entity that discharges to the Waters of the U.S. and is: A conveyance or system of conveyances…owned by a Public Entity that discharges to the Waters of the U.S. and is: –Used for collecting or conveying storm water –Not a Combined (WW/SW) Sewer system –Not part of a Publicly- Owned treatment Works (POTW) system

5 Why does this affect me?

6 What are the Permit Requirements? The District must develop, implement and enforce a program to: The District must develop, implement and enforce a program to: –Reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable; –Protect water quality; –Satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act.

7 Storm Water Management Plan enforces us to have a: Best management practices (BMPs) for each of six minimum control measures; Best management practices (BMPs) for each of six minimum control measures; Measurable goals for each minimum control measure; Measurable goals for each minimum control measure; Estimated time to implement each measure; Estimated time to implement each measure; Persons responsible for implementing program. Persons responsible for implementing program.

8 What are the Six Minimum Control Measures? Public education and outreach on storm water impacts; Public education and outreach on storm water impacts; Public participation/involvement; Public participation/involvement; Illicit discharge detection and elimination; Illicit discharge detection and elimination; Construction site storm water runoff control; Construction site storm water runoff control; Post-construction storm water management in new development/redevelopment; and Post-construction storm water management in new development/redevelopment; and Pollution prevent/good housekeeping. Pollution prevent/good housekeeping. http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/menuofbmps/index.cfm

9 Public Education/Involvement Public Education Public Education –Business Education Program –Develop and distribute storm water quality educational materials –Add storm water educational information to District website –Student education Public Involvement Public Involvement –Public Input Sessions –Storm Water Management Presentations

10 Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Develop Illicit Discharge Policy Develop Illicit Discharge Policy Develop map of storm sewer system Develop map of storm sewer system Implement Illicit Discharge/Dumping Hotline** Implement Illicit Discharge/Dumping Hotline** Develop screening, inspection and detection program Develop screening, inspection and detection program Database of businesses Database of businesses **Fines of up to $5,000.00 a day for each violation plus any other penalties provided by the laws of the State and to any other legal rights and remedies of the District.

11 Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Annual District employee training Annual District employee training Evaluate existing procedures: Evaluate existing procedures: –Structural control maintenance –Waste disposal –Spill prevention and response

12 Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control Develop construction site runoff control policy Develop construction site runoff control policy Site plan review Site plan review Implement reporting hotline Implement reporting hotline Contractor education Contractor education Conduct routine inspections and implement corrective actions Conduct routine inspections and implement corrective actions

13 Post Construction Storm Water Management Develop post- construction storm water management policy Develop post- construction storm water management policy Review procedures Review procedures Inspection of completed projects Inspection of completed projects

14 What can I do? Learn more about storm water pollution prevention Learn more about storm water pollution prevention CALL TOLL FREE 1-866-414-9950 to report Illegal Storm Sewer Dumping and save our waterways CALL TOLL FREE 1-866-414-9950 to report Illegal Storm Sewer Dumping and save our waterways

15 Helpful Websites: For more information: For more information: –www.waterdistrict25.com www.waterdistrict25.com –www.tceq.state.tx.us www.tceq.state.tx.us –http://cfpub1.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/mun ic.cfm http://cfpub1.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/mun ic.cfmhttp://cfpub1.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/mun ic.cfm –http://www.cleanwaterways.org/downloads/p rofessional/construction_handbook_full.pdf http://www.cleanwaterways.org/downloads/p rofessional/construction_handbook_full.pdfhttp://www.cleanwaterways.org/downloads/p rofessional/construction_handbook_full.pdf

16 QUESTIONS? 18230 Old Richmond Rd. Sugar Land, TX 77498 (281) 277-0129 www.waterdistrict25.com


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