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1 Ferguson Township Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Stormwater Management Program (Our MS4 Story) April 6, 2015 Board of Supervisors Meeting

2 NPDES - Phase II MS4 Permit N ational P ollution D ischarge E limination S ystem M unicipal S eparate S torm S ewer S ystem Who Has a Permit?

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4 What Does Our Permit Require? Implement a Stormwater Management Program (including SWM Ordinance) Implement a Stormwater Management Program (including SWM Ordinance) –Minimum Control Measures –Track progress toward goals Document, Document, Document Document, Document, Document –Report on our progress Develop and Implement a Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan (CBPRP) Develop and Implement a Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan (CBPRP)

5 Stormwater Management Program Minimum Control Measures 1. Public Education and Outreach 2. Public Involvement and Participation 3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination 4. Construction Site Runoff Management 5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management 6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

6 1. Public Education and Outreach Develop a written Public Education & Outreach Program (PEOP) Develop a written Public Education & Outreach Program (PEOP) Send Out Educational Material & Track Who Gets It. Send Out Educational Material & Track Who Gets It.

7 –Newsletters – 2 per year to all property owners –Brochure – “Stormwater Pollution Prevention” with all zoning permits –Posters in lobby and main meeting room –Spring Creek Watershed Map –Fact Sheets – newsletter and website –Storm Drain Stenciling Option PEOP Strategies

8 2. Public Involvement and Participation Develop Written Public Involvement/Participati on Plan (PIPP) Develop Written Public Involvement/Participati on Plan (PIPP) Provide Opportunities for Public Involvement,: Provide Opportunities for Public Involvement,: –Spring Creek Watershed Cleanup Day –Inlet Stenciling Project Hold 1 Public Meeting Per Year Hold 1 Public Meeting Per Year

9 –Legal Notices of public meetings - CDT –Optional Press Releases –Website (www.twp.ferguson.pa.us/stormwater- management/) –Newsletter –Electronic Mailing via Constant Contact PIPP Strategies for Notification

10 –Partner with Public Work Groups / Committees Clearwater Conservancy Clearwater Conservancy SCWC SCWC –Storm Drain Labeling –Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring –Volunteer Clean-Up Programs –Public Meeting PIPP Strategies for Participation

11 3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Report any sighting of illicit discharge to Township Engineer Permit Holders must test dry weather flow: –Track down illicit discharge (IDDE) –Ordinance allows for citation for non- compliance –Maintain Storm System Map

12 –Maintain Storm Sewer System Map GIS Map GIS Map Update for Development / Capital Projects Update for Development / Capital Projects –Prohibit Illegal Discharges –Outfall Screenings –Investigate Complaints –Procedure to Eliminate Illicit Discharge IDDE Strategies

13 4. Construction Site Runoff Management This portion of our Stormwater Management Program is administered by DEP. This portion of our Stormwater Management Program is administered by DEP. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Centre County Conservation District (CCCD) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Centre County Conservation District (CCCD)

14 5. Post-Construction SWMSP Encourage BMP’s (Best Management Practices) Encourage BMP’s (Best Management Practices) Ordinance Requirements Ordinance Requirements Ownership/ Maintenance/ Inspection Ownership/ Maintenance/ Inspection

15 –Maintain Map of BMPs All Permitted BMPs since 2003 All Permitted BMPs since 2003 Separate folders for each project Separate folders for each project –Inspection of BMPs Updated inventory (2014) 64 sites, 85 BMPs and counting…… Updated inventory (2014) 64 sites, 85 BMPs and counting…… Inspect 25% each year ( ) Inspect 25% each year ( ) –Enforcement per Ordinance –Tracking PCSM Strategies

16 6. Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping BMP#1 – Develop a Written Prevention Pollution/Good Housekeeping Program – (PPGHP) BMP#2 – Develop/Implement/Maintain Written Operation & Maintenance Program (O&M) BMP#3 – Develop/Implement an Employee Training Program for Appropriate Topics Training provided to: All municipal employees, contractors, elected officials, police & fire responders, volunteers and contracted personnel - ANNUALLY

17 –Fleet Maintenance Operations –Fleet Fueling Operations –Salt Storage / Application –Road / Storm Sewer System Maintenance –Waste Collection –Training Programs Pollution Prevention Strategies

18 Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan (CBPRP) Objective – Implement BMPs to produce tangible improvements to the quality of stormwater discharges in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Plan Components – TMDL Design Details – N/A for now…. TMDL Design Details – N/A for now…. Describe Drainage Area Describe Drainage Area Planned Infrastructure Upgrades Planned Infrastructure Upgrades Control Measures to reduce pollutants Control Measures to reduce pollutants

19 –Westfield / Hillside Park Construct Infiltration Basin for Water Quality Construct Infiltration Basin for Water Quality –Ferguson Township Building Equipment Storage Structure Utilize existing BMPs for Water Quality Utilize existing BMPs for Water Quality Component of CBPRP Planned Infrastructure Upgrades

20 –Establish / Protect Riparian Buffers Zoning Ordinance Zoning Ordinance –Tree Planting Street Trees and Park Trees Street Trees and Park Trees –Recharge / Infiltration Facilities Investigate Pine Hall Natural Recharge Acquisition Investigate Pine Hall Natural Recharge Acquisition –Other control measures that we do not participate in, for now……. Component of CBPRP Control Measures to Reduce Pollutants

21 –Include Written Section on Construction Site Runoff administered by DEP. –Include Written Section on CBPRP –Future Strategies for Orphan/Neglected BMPs? –Other Suggestions? Summary - Updates to SMMP Open Discussion


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