Storm Water


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What is storm water runoff?

Storm water runoff occurs when precipitation or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent storm water from naturally soaking into the ground. Storm water can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, animal waste, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, or river. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the water bodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Storm water pollution is one of Indiana's greatest threats to clean water.

Storm Water Rule.

In 1999 the Environmental Protection Agency passed the Storm Water Phase II Final Rule. The purpose of this rule is to establish requirements for storm water discharges from municipal storm water systems so that public health and the water environment are protected. Under this rule the Town was required to apply for a Storm Water general permit through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Speedway received their permit on December 30, 2003.

As part of the Phase II Storm Water Program, the Town was required to develop and implement a Storm Water Quality Management Plan (SWQMP). This plan had to include the following control measures:
  • Public Education & Outreach
  • Public Participation & Involvement
  • Illicit Discharge Elimination
  • Construction Site Runoff Control
  • Post Construction Runoff Control
  • Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping
The Town of Speedway's SWQMP was approved in January 2005.

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