Storm Water Management Program
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination system (NPDES) Phase II storm water program is a federal mandate to reduce storm water pollutant runoff into the Olentangy River. The City of Delaware has developed, with OEPA's approval, a storm water Management Plan (SWMP) to meet the Phase II regulations. The City must implement the Best Management Practices (BMP's) of this plan, including the following services; Public Education, Public Involvement, Elimination of Illicit Discharges, Construction Site Storm Water Runoff, Post-Construction Storm Water Management and Pollution Prevention.
Storm water pollution is real threat to the quality of water throughout the United States. According to the USEPA, National Water Quality Inventory Reports indicate that approximately 40 percent of surveyed surface waters did not meet water quality standards. Polluted storm water is one of the leading sources of this contamination. As an ongoing effort to help educate the public, please watch for storm water program announcements and participation in City of Delaware storm water events.
For more information on the NPDES Phase II program, please click on the links below or contact Brad Stanton, Director of Public Utilities, at 740-203-1900. Storm Water/Water Quality Service Request
Stormwater Discharge Ordinance.pdf
"Let's Talk Trash" "Only Rain Down The Drains" Storm Drainage Design Guidance
Delaware Soil & Water Conservation
Olentangy Watershed Alliance
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency