Introduction and Background
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to implement the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permitting program. This program regulates stormwater discharges into surface waters from construction activities or from any site within an entity's MS4 boundaries. The NPDES permit requires that the MS4's devise strategies for reducing pollutants in stormwater runoff and improve overall water quality using 6 minimum control measures (MCM's). The MCM's are:
1. Public Education and Participation
2. Public Involvement
3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
5. Post Construction
6. Good Housekeeping and Pollution Prevention
Although this program is mandated we believe everyone should "Embrace Your Responsibility to Keep our Waters Clean".
Who is the Partnership for Water Quality?
The Partnership consists of the following MS4's (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System):
Soil & Water Conservation District
Solid Waste Management District
What is the Partnership's Mission?
Our Mission is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the generations of today and tomorrow by protecting Hendricks County's waterways.
How Can you Help?
Stormwater pollution is created when trash, motor oil, pesticides, cigarette butts, animal waster, and other contaminants left on the ground are washed or thrown directly into storm drains.