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Minimum Control Measures
Public Education & Outreach
Distributing educational materials and performing outreach to inform citizens about the impacts polluted storm water runoff discharges can have on water quality. Read more.

Controls include:
  • Creating brochures or fact sheets for public distribution.
  • Instituting educational programs for school-age children.

Public Participation / Involvement
Providing opportunities for citizens to participate directly in program development and implementation. Read more.

Controls include:
  • Organization of community clean-ups, storm drain stenciling, outfall monitoring, and citizen watch groups.

Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
Developing a system to detect and eliminate illicit discharges to the storm sewer system. Read more.

Controls include:
  • Informing the public of the hazards of illegal discharges.
  • Locating and testing suspected problem areas for pollution.
  • Promoting recycling programs for commonly dumped wastes.

Construction Site Runoff Control

Developing, implementing, and enforcing an erosion and sediment control program for construction activities. Read more.

Controls include:
  • Appropriate site plan review and inspection of new construction.
  • Require implementation of State and County erosion control regulations.

Post Construction Runoff Control
Creating a program to address storm water runoff from newly developed or redeveloped areas. Read more.

Controls include:
  • Require protection of environmentally sensitive areas (e.g. wetlands).
  • Require recharge of runoff from new impervious surfaces.

Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping
This program’s goal is to reduce pollutant runoff from municipal operations. Read more.

Controls include:
  • Regular street sweeping.
  • Reduction in the use of pesticides or street salt.
  • Frequent catch-basin cleaning.