Storm Water Management
The City of Hoschton’s Storm Water Management Program was created in 2015 to comply with Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, part of the Federal Clean Water Act, that requires local governmental agencies to obtain a permit and monitor the storm water runoff in their jurisdictions.
The purpose of the program is to reduce water pollution caused by storm water runoff. Stopping pollution at its source is the most effective way to prevent harmful pollutants from being washed by storm water runoff into our storm drains, and ultimately, our rivers and creeks. Our program consists of six elements:
- Public Participation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Runoff Control
- Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping
We have also developed specific pages for Businesses, Educators, and Residents where they can obtain more information.
Storm Water Management Plan Document
The Storm Water Management Plan (Also known as the SWMP ‘swamp’ Plan) is the comprehensive overseeing document for the City of Hoschton’s Storm Water Management Program.
Final SWMP Approved on October 2015 (Link the pdf once approved by EPD)
Commercial and industrial facilities can create or conduct activities that generate water pollution. Clean water is good for your business. Find out how your company, office or site can protect water quality. The following resources are taken from the Clean Water Campaign website: (link to http://www.cleanwatercampaign.com/ )
If you would like even more information and details on storm water for businesses please visit the businesses page on the clean water campaign’s website.
Here are some great tools to get your students engaged in learning and solving the problem of storm water pollution taken from the Clean Water Campaign website! (link to http://www.cleanwatercampaign.com/ )
- Watershed in My Hand – Great introduction to understanding what a watershed is and all you need is your hands!
- Watershed Tarp – A hands on watershed model activity that illustrates the impacts of storm water pollution.
- Fats, Oil and Grease Relay – A fun way to learn how properly disposing food waste can keep our rivers and streams clean.
- Scoop the Poop Relay – A great way to teach the problem of pet waste and its impact on our rivers and streams
- Clean Water Campaign Activity Book– A storm water pollution and prevention activity book.
- Edible Watersheds – A yummy way to learn about the features and elements of a watershed.
Every time it rains water runs off the land as storm water. As it flows over rooftops, lawns, driveways and streets, storm water picks up pollutants and debris such as dirt, motor oil, fertilizer, pet waste, leaves and litter. We each contribute to the problem, but we can all be part of the solution!
NPDES Storm water Program http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/npdes/stormwater/index.cfm
Map Your Waters http://water.epa.gov/scitech/datait/tools/waters/index.cfm
Georgia Clean water Campaign http://www.cleanwatercampaign.com/
Georgia DNR-EPD Watershed Protection Branch http://epd.georgia.gov/watershed-protection-branch-technical-guidance
Georgia DNR-Sustainability Division http://sd-test.gadnr.org/nodeorder/term/9
Greenscapes In Spanish:
Kid’s stuff (links to sites)
Keep Jackson Beautiful site