Storm Water Management Program by R96gPf3z

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									      The Foundation

Developing and Implementing Your
Storm Water Management Program
Your SWMP is the foundation of your
       storm water program
    Your SWMP is your vision for
protecting water quality over the next
        five years and beyond
This important document must be well
thought-out, taking into consideration
aspects of your community in order to
most efficiently reduce the discharge of
       pollutants in urban runoff
Where to Begin?
6 program areas to focus on -
Minimum Control Measures
What to do?
Do things to stop this pollution. These
things are known as Best Management
           Practices (BMPs)
                   BMPs
   Schedules of activities, prohibitions of
   practices, maintenance procedures, and
 other management practices to prevent or
reduce the pollution of waters of the United
    States. BMPs also include treatment
  requirements, operating procedures, and
 practices to control site runoff, spillage or
 leaks, sludge or waste disposal, or drainage
          from raw material storage.
              BMPs (cont.)
• Its not necessarily what BMPs you choose,
  but why you chose them.
          Resources to Protect
•   Local stream
•   Wetlands
•   Fishing Spot
•   Drinking water supply
•   Groundwater
•   The community
    – health, flooding
        Protect it from what?
• 303(d) listed for a specific pollutant
• Pollutants of concern
• Other known problems
  – litter, eutrophication, sediment (erosion)
• “Urban Slobber”
  – from pet waste to brake lining to pesticides to
    everything we spill, spit, and drop on the
    ground
              Existing Issues
•   Dumping areas
•   Localized flooding
•   Unsafe recreation areas
•   Unappealing recreation areas
•   Little open space
     Community Characteristics
•   Industrial
•   Suburban
•   High Growth
•   Languages
•   Cultures

What BMPs can you do to target these
          characteristics?
  BMPs Required by the Permit
• Basic elements of a storm water program
              BMPs (cont.)
• Suites of BMPs
Many communities are similar, look at
       what they are doing
                  Coordinate
• Departments           • Other Entities
  –   Public Works         –   City next door
  –   Water Resources      –   County/City
  –   Planning             –   County Health Dept.
  –   Parks                –   School
  –   etc.
    Look at what you are already
              doing
•   Restaurant inspections
•   Household hazardous waste day
•   Handling complaints
•   Pollution Prevention Fair
           BMP Resources
• EPA’s BMP Toolbox
  – http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/menuof
    bmps/menu.cfm
• CASQA’s BMP Handbooks
  – www.cabmphandbooks.com/
  – (click on the pictures)
• ASCE’s BMP Database
  – http://www.bmpdatabase.org/
• Others
  – www.swrcb.ca.gov/stormwtr/bmp_database.html
Be Creative
Funding




          ROAD BLOCKS?



                         Safety
             Roadblocks
• Try to anticipate them
• Address them in your SWMP
• Resolving them may be a task to be
  completed
 Along with BMPs, measurable goals,
time schedules, and responsible persons
         define your program
Evaluate and Assess Your SWMP
Is what you are doing working?
• Evaluation/Assessment Parameters
• Use the information that you are
  gathering to help tailor your program
• Ex. If you continually have to clean out a
  particular storm drains because of
  sediment, you should focus on
  construction activity in that drainage area
        Develop


Implement         Assess
Be open to new information

   Remember the Goal:
      Water Quality

								
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