Stormwater Pollution Prevention Tips-
What Can You Do?
— Never allow any chemicals, yard wastes or any other materials to be washed down storm drains. Check out these brochures for more information. Keep pollution out of storm drains. Stormwater Pollution Prvention. Pollution Prevention: The Basics
— Do not over apply pesticides and fertilizers, follow directions.
— Use slow watering techniques such as soaker hoses.
— Compost your leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste.
Additional Information On Stormwater
In August 2006 the City of Sidney submitted its Stormwater Management Plan to the OEPA as one of the requirements to seek coverage under the general stormwater permit. In June of 2009 the City of Sidney received its NPDES Permit allowing it to discharge stormwater. One requirement of the permit is for the city to submit an annual report to the EPA to show the measures we have taken to improve the water quality entering the receiving water bodies. The authority of the storm water management can be found at chapter 919 of the City of Sidney Code of Ordinances. The regulation regarding stormwater utility fees can be found in 918 . More information on stormwater is available at http://www.epa.state.oh.us/dsw/storm/index.html the Ohio EPA’s stormwater web site.
If you would like more information regarding the Stormwater Monitoring Program, ways you can help protect our waterways, or report suspected illegal dumping please contact the Stormwater Technician, Brent Bruggeman at (937)498-8724 or BBruggeman@sidneyoh.com