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1 Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Training

2 Permit Requirements Provide 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 Co-Permittee Estimated # Employees to be Trained Cornelius66 Davidson80 Huntersville188 Matthews218 Mint Hill130 Pineville57 Mecklenburg County1,500 CPCC34 CMS1,544 Total3,817 Training should include the following municipal staff: Police Fire Maintenance Park & Recreation Zoning Code Enforcement Bus Drivers Other staff who perform activities in the field.

4 Option 1 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 = $1,000 Option 2 County 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 = $1,500 Option 3 County 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-Permittee Estimated # Employees to be Trained Estimated Annual Cost Cornelius66 $1,980 to $2,640 Davidson80 $2,400 to $3,200 Huntersville188 $5,640 to $7,520 Matthews218 $6,540 to $8,720 Mint Hill130 $3,900 to $5,200 Pineville57 $1,710 to $2,280 Mecklenburg County1,500 $45,000 to $60,000 CPCC34 $1,020 to $1,360 CMS1,544 $46,320 to $61,760 Total3,817 $114,510 to $152,680

6 Training Agenda Purpose What is Storm Water? Video Reporting Quiz

7 Purpose 1. Educate employees about: a. Recognizing signs of pollution b. Reporting problems 2. 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 streams 81% 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.

10 Report What You See 311 Water Watchers App


12 311 Call 311 to report Have address of incident Use phrases such as: – Creek/stream pollution – Illegal dumping in storm drain – Colored surface waters Be prepared to be put on hold at busy call times Can report online http:/ and click report problems

13 Water Watchers App Download free app to report pollution Search ‘Water Watchers’ for App or Droid Make sure locating services are turned on for app Allows user to attach picture Can put in contact info to receive updates from staff on findings of report

14 Quiz 5 question quiz Multiple choice True/False Sample question – Which of the following are signs of possible illegal discharges a)Temporary pipes coming from buildings b)Many dead fish in a creek c)Leaky drums from behind a business d)All of the above Software records scores and keeps record of training completion

15 Process Forward By 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 31 st of every year, provide documentation of completed training to County.

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