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

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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
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Who Has a Permit?

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4 What Does Our Permit Require?
Implement a Stormwater Management Program (including SWM Ordinance) Minimum Control Measures Track progress toward goals Document, Document, Document Report on our progress 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) Send Out Educational Material & Track Who Gets It.

7 PEOP Strategies 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…. Describe Drainage Area Planned Infrastructure Upgrades Control Measures to reduce pollutants

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

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

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


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