Stormwater Management

Philip R. 'Rick' Gaul, P.E. ,
Stormwater Superintendent

P.O. Box 492
900 Oakhill Avenue
Plymouth, IN 46563

Phone: 574-936-3614
Fax: 574-936-3017

Email: publicworks@plymouthin.com


Click here for Stormwater Utility ERU

Municipal Storm Sewer System (MS4)

The MS4 Program addresses the quality of stormwater runoff. The goal of the MS4 Program is to provide a positive water quallity impact in our streams, rivers, and lakes. The MS4 Program is an unfunded mandate by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) as part of the Phase II National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

There are two ordinances that pertain to the MS4 Program:

Construction Site & Post Construction Stormwater Control Ordinance #2007-1939.

Illicit Discharge and Connection Stormwater Ordinance #2007-1940.

STORMWATER RUNOFF VIDEO INFORMATION

Click on the below link to IDEM for information regarding pollution types:
www.in.gov/idem/nps/videos/video_duck01.html

Click on the below link to IDEM for information regarding lawn pollution:
www.in.gov/idem/nps/videos/video_duck02.html

SIX MINIMUM CONTROL MEASURES

MCM#1 - Public Education and Outreach

  • Public Survey
  • Web Page Development
  • Printed Materials
  • Educational Display
  • Storm Drain Labeling

MCM#2 - Public Participation and Involvement

  • Public Presentation
  • Children Education
  • Household Hazardous Waste Programs

MCM#3 - Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

  • Storm Sewer Mapping Program
  • Legal Enforcement
  • Field Assessments

MCM#4 - Construction Site Runoff Control

  • Appoint Construction Storm Water Manager
  • Develop Ordinance
  • Develop Plan Review Protocols
  • Develop Site Inspection Procedures
  • Develop Public Reporting Procedures

MCM#5 - Post-Construction Site Runoff Control

  • Hold Meetings with Boards
  • Develop New Standards
  • Enforce New Standards

MCM#6 - Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

  • Street Sweeping & Cleaning
  • Sidewalks & Parking Lots
  • Medians, Parks & Landscape
  • Storm Drain System Cleaning
  • Structural Best Management Practices (BMP) Program
  • Develop Rule 6 List
  • Rule 6 Reviews

Storm Drainage and Sediment Control Ordinance

The Storm Drainage & Sediment Control Ordinance addresses the quantity or the amount of storm water runoff. The goal of the Storm Drainage & Sediment Control Ordinance is to restrict the flow of storm water runoff to minimize the flooding of our storm sewer systems, streams and rivers. The Storm Drainage & Sediment Control Ordinance (97-1690) is an ordinance passed by the City of Plymouth Council in April of 1997.

Outline

  • Section 1 - Administration
  • Section 2 - Submission and Approval Process
  • Section 3 - Specifications and Technical Information

Stomwater Utility Monthly Fee Schedule

TYPE ERU FEE
Residential 1 $2.05
     
Non-Residential (Business, Industrial, Institutional & Municipal)
Impervious Area (sqft) ERU FEE
0 - 12,000 1 $ 2.05
12,001 - 24,000 2 $ 4.10
24,001 - 96,000 8 $16.40
Over 96,000 32 $65.60
Effective Date: January 2007