On March 10, 2003, the U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA Phase II Stormwater Rules went into effect. These rules require designated communities to develop and implement a stormwater management plan.
This program is composed of six minimum control measures:
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)
Construction Site Runoff Control
Post Construction Site Runoff Control
Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping
The CCBH Stormwater Program was created to assist communities in Cuyahoga County and Northeast Ohio in reaching their stormwater management plan goals. CCBH has been a leader in the State of Ohio in developing a regional watershed-based IDDE program.
CCBH developed the “Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program Manual – A Guidance Manual for the State of Ohio”. This manual was designed to assist communities in developing an IDDE Program for finding and eliminating known sources of pollution.
CCBH’s Stormwater Program includes the following activities:
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE):
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 Stormwater 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
Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations:
CCBH provides training for municipal personnel about the requirements their communities must meet.
Several of the related educational materials are provided here:
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