Presentation on theme: "Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Training"— Presentation transcript:
1 Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Training
2 Permit RequirementsProvide training to appropriate municipal staff, who, as part of their normal job responsibilities, may come into contact with or otherwise observe an illicit discharge or illicit connection to the storm sewer system.This training must inform staff of the threat to the environment from these discharges and the proper reporting process as well as the requirements of the Storm Water Pollution Control Ordinances.Expansion of current training provided to staff at municipal facilities.Employee training must be completed by November 11, 2016 (end of permit term) with ongoing training provided at a minimum of once during each proceeding permit term.New employees must receive training within 12 months of being hired.
3 Training should include the following municipal staff: PoliceFireMaintenancePark & RecreationZoningCode EnforcementBus DriversOther staff who perform activities in the field.Co-PermitteeEstimated # Employees to be TrainedCornelius66Davidson80Huntersville188Matthews218Mint Hill130Pineville57Mecklenburg County1,500CPCC34CMS1,544Total3,817
4 Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 County provides brochure. Co-Permittees distribute brochures to staff.Co-Permittees document who obtained the brochures & provides to County.Estimated cost spread among co-permittees = $1,000Option 2County provides PowerPoint and video.Co-Permittees show presentation to staff.Co-Permittees document who took part in training & provides to County.Estimated cost spread among co-permittees = $1,500Option 3County develops web based training.Co-Permittees pay for use of County’s online training tool (MeckEdu).Training tool documents employees successfully completing training.Estimated cost = $30 to $40 per employee
5 Estimated Option 3 Costs ($30 to $40 per employee) Co-PermitteeEstimated # Employees to be TrainedEstimated Annual CostCornelius66$1,980 to $2,640Davidson80$2,400 to $3,200Huntersville188$5,640 to $7,520Matthews218$6,540 to $8,720Mint Hill130$3,900 to $5,200Pineville57$1,710 to $2,280Mecklenburg County1,500$45,000 to $60,000CPCC34$1,020 to $1,360CMS1,544$46,320 to $61,760Total3,817$114,510 to $152,680
6 Training AgendaPurposeWhat is Storm Water?VideoReportingQuiz
7 Purpose 1. Educate employees about: a. Recognizing signs of pollution b. Reporting problems2. Meet requirements in storm water permit
8 What is Storm Water?When rain lands on roads, parking lots, driveways, and other hard surfaces, it flows into a storm drain and travels through underground pipes directly to local surface waters.
9 Mecklenburg County Surface Waters Over 3,000 miles of streams81% of watersheds contain streams that are impaired.Storm Water Services receives over 300 reports a year of possible pollution problems.Staff from Storm Water Services – Water Quality Program respond to all reports.More eyes in the field help stop pollution and improve stream health.
12 Have address of incident Use phrases such as: Creek/stream pollution 311Call 311 to reportHave address of incidentUse phrases such as:Creek/stream pollutionIllegal dumping in storm drainColored surface watersBe prepared to be put on hold at busy call timesCan report online and click report problems
13 Download free app to report pollution Water Watchers AppDownload free app to report pollutionSearch ‘Water Watchers’ for App or DroidMake sure locating services are turned on for appAllows user to attach pictureCan put in contact info to receive updates from staff on findings of report
14 Software records scores and keeps record of training completion Quiz5 question quizMultiple choiceTrue/FalseSample questionWhich of the following are signs of possible illegal dischargesTemporary pipes coming from buildingsMany dead fish in a creekLeaky drums from behind a businessAll of the aboveSoftware records scores and keeps record of training completion
15 Process ForwardBy February 6, 2014, notify County of your preferred option for providing IDDE training to your employees.Beginning July 1, 2014, begin implementation of training & document. Complete training by June 30, 2016.July 31st of every year, provide documentation of completed training to County.