Today: January 29, 2020

Storm Water Information

Phase II Storm Water Program

On March 10, 2003, the U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA Phase II Storm Water Rules went into effect.  These rules require designated communities to develop and implement a storm water management plan.

This program is composed of six minimum control measures

  1. Public Education
  2. Public Involvement
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)
  4. Construction Site Runoff Control
  5. Post Construction Site Runoff Control
  6. Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping

The City of Ashtabula Storm Water Program was created to assist communities in Ashtabula County and Northeast Ohio in reaching their storm water management plan goals.

The City of Ashtabula’s Storm Water Program includes the following activities

  • Inventory of MS4 outfall locations
  • Dry weather inspections of MS4 outfall locations
  • Sampling of dry weather flows from MS4 outfalls
  • IDDE source tracking
  • Development of a Regional Storm Water Database

Public Involvement and Public Education Outreach

  • Educational outreach for school-aged children including non-point source and point source pollution education
  • Adult seminars on non-point source pollution
  • Coordination of stream cleanups
  • Volunteer monitoring of streams

Educational Materials

After The Storm Brochure

Clean Water Bookmark

Urban Runoff

Solution To Pollution Brochure

Fact Sheets On Storm Water

Phase II Storm Water Final Rule: An Overview

Phase II Storm Water Final Rule: Small MS4 Storm Water Program Overview

Public Education

Public Involvement

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

Construction Site Runoff Control

Post Construction Site Runoff Control

Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Ordinance (Ordinance 933.09)

Useful Links

Ohio EPA Managing Urban Runoff

Ohio EPA Storm Water Program

US EPA Storm Water Program

Ohio Nonpoint Source Management Plan

Center for Watershed Protection

Ohio Storm Water Association