Pleasant Grove’s Stormwater Program

Background

In 1972, the Clean Water Act was passed to help protect rivers, streams, and lakes from pollution. From this Act the newly created United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. The purpose of the NPDES program was to track and control sources of pollution through permitting. In 1987, the NPDES program’s focus was widened to include permits for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4). The first MS4 permits for cities within Alabama were distributed in 1996. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is responsible for administering the permits in Alabama. The duration of each permit is five years.

Program Overview

The current ADEM MS4 permit for Pleasant Grove (NPDES Permit No. ALS000031) is effective from August 1st, 2017 through July 31, 2022. Click the following link for permit 

Pleasant Grove is currently a member of Storm Water Management Authority, Inc. (SWMA) which has a membership of 21 cities within Jefferson County. SWMA helps the member cities cost share many of the permit requirements.

The components of the permit are as follow:

·         Storm Water Collection System Operations

·         Spill Prevention and Response

·         Public Education and Public Involvement on            Storm Water Impacts

·         Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for                    Municipal Operations

·         Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination                (IDDE)

·         Application of Pesticides, Herbicides, and                          Fertilizers (PHFs)

·         Construction Site Storm Water Runoff                      Control

·         Oils, Toxics, and Household Hazardous Waste                  Control

·         Post-Construction Storm Water                                Management in New Development and                    Redevelopment

·         Industrial Storm Water Runoff

The City of Pleasant Grove submits an Annual Report to ADEM reporting their stormwater permit requirements. The latest report can be found here. (Link to annual report)


Each year Pleasant Grove must submit a Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) which outlines how the city will meet the permit requirements in the upcoming year. The latest SWMPP can be found here. (Link to SWMPP)

 

Important Numbers and Links

Call 930-1999

For unknown liquids entering the storm drain system, stream or river

 

Call 744-1726 (weekdays)

or

744-1735 (after hours)

 

For mud leaving a construction site due to improper construction practices

Call 744-1735

For any spill

Call 942-0681

Sanitary Sewer Overflow

 

What is Stormwater and What Can I Do to Help?

Stormwater is rainwater, snow melt, or even water from a garden hose that flows into the storm sewer system. Stormwater can come from many different sources including rooftops, street curbs, and paved areas. Once the excess water from these sources reach the storm sewer, the water is piped to the nearest creek, river, or stream untreated and could eventually end up in the drinking water supply.

For more information on stormwater and what you can do as a citizen, business owner, or developer click on the links and/or pamphlets below.

Residents/Businesses

Fun Stuff for Kids

Contractors/Developers/Engineers

Household Hazardous Waste

City News

City Council meetings for month of July:
Monday, July 2, 2018 @ 7PM, Council Chambers

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 7PM, Council Chambers

For information about Rental for Park Pavilions call 744-1726.

Municipal Court will be held in the Council Chambers on the last Tuesday of each month.
Court Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

For any information on Garbage Payment please call, 744-1728.

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