The federal Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Endangered Species Act require the city to manage stormwater runoff to protect water quality in rivers and streams, protect watershed health, and protect groundwater as a drinking water resource.
Stormwater runoff is generated when precipitation from rain and snowmelt events flows over land or impervious surfaces and does not percolate into the ground. As the runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops), it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that could adversely affect water quality if the runoff is discharged untreated. The primary method to control stormwater discharges is the use of best management practices (BMPs).
The city works with citizens, businesses, and property owners to increase public awareness of stormwater issues and promote private stormwater management efforts.
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Lebanon, IN 46052
Starting on March 26, 2018, the Lebanon Utility Water Department will begin their annual spring flush. We will begin on the north side of the water system and work our way south. This process takes between 10-15 business days, depending on the weather. The reasons for conducting the flushing are to check and maintain water …
What is an MS4? MS4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. An MS4 community owns or operates a system for collecting and conveying storm water. Regulated conveyance systems include roads with drains, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, storm drains, piping, channels, ditches, tunnels and conduits. It does not include combined sewer overflows and …