Stormwater Management Plan

Stormwater Management Plan
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated that certain communities, such as Shelbyville, must file for a permit under the Phase II National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. This program required communities such as ours to create a Stormwater Master Plan that address 6 Minimum Control Measures.

These measures will be addressed by the town, implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) appropriate for Shelbyville’s community. The BMPs will commence according to the schedules provided in the NPDES Phase II Permit. The 6 minimum control measures for stormwater enhancements are as follows:

  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Public Involvement and Participation
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
  • Post Construction Stormwater Runoff Control
  • Good Housekeeping in Municipal Operations

The City was required to adopt ordinances prohibiting illicit discharges into the Stormwater sewer system and establishing a regulatory mechanism for a construction site runoff control program.  On December 9, 2004, the City enacted the illicit discharge ordinance and the Stormwater management ordinance, which provides for the construction site runoff control program.  These ordinances have been codified in the Shelbyville Municipal Code as Title 8, Chapter 8, Stormwater Drainage, and Title 8, Chapter 11, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. Stormwater management regulations and technical guidelines were developed under the direction of the City Manager and adopted by the City Council on March 10, 2006.  These regulations are published as the City of Shelbyville Stormwater Management Manual.


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