2017 NPDES Phase II Stormwater Annual Report
The Phase II stormwater program was created with the intention of improving the quality of the nation’s waterways by reducing the quantity of pollutants that stormwater transports into stormwater systems and discharges to surface water bodies. The permit require permittees at a minimum to develop, implement, and enforce a stormwater program designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) to the maximum extent practicable. The stormwater program is composed of the following six management measures:
1. Public Education and Outreach
2. Public Involvement and Participation
3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
4. Construction Site Runoff Controls
5. Post-Construction Site Runoff Controls
6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
Each of these measures consists of required Best Management Practices (BMPs), measurable goals for each BMP and an implementation schedule for the 5 year permit cycle. Additionally, the City of Thomasville has a Comprehensive Stormwater Management Program and completes annual reporting about the NPDES Phase II Program. Because the NPDES Program concentrates on water quality it has limited provisions concerning water quantity and flooding controls.
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The City is a member of Stormwater SMART, which is a partnership of local counties and cities that work together to provide education and training to the public regarding stormwater and water quality. You may find more information at their website.