Building & Zoning - Stormwater Management
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Ohio Water Pollution Control Act (ORC Chapter 6111) set forth the requirements for small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4’s) to control and improve water quality. An MS4 is defined as a municipal separate storm sewer system that includes all conveyances of stormwater including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains.
In compliance with the provisions set forth in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Ohio Water Pollution Control Act, the City of Heath is authorized by the Ohio EPA to discharge stormwater from our Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System to the Waters of the United States as outlined in the City of Heath's NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Permit. As a permit holder, the City of Heath has established a stormwater management plan addressing five critical areas of stormwater management determined by the Ohio EPA: Public Education, Public Involvement, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Construction Runoff and Post Construction Runoff. It is our job to enforce the standards set forth in our Stormwater Management Plan and Design Regulations. The City of Heath Charter gives the City full authority to control the stormwater issues of concern in this plan.
Feel free to look around this site and educate yourself on stormwater management and learn what you can do to help.