Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Local Government Operations
Local goverment operations conduct numerous activities that may pose a threat to water quality if practices and procedures are not in place to prevent pollutants from entering the stormwater conveyance. These activities include winter road maintenance, minor road repairs and other infrastructure work, automobile fleet maintenance, landscaping and park maintenance, and building maintenance. Municipalities also conduct activities that remove pollutants from the MS4 when performed properly, such as parking lot and street sweeping and storm drain system cleaning. Finally, municipal facilities can be sources of stormwater pollutants if BMPs are not in place to contain spills, manage trash, and handle nonstormwater discharges. This table lists the pollutants that are typically associated with municipal facilities and municipal activities [PDF - 55 KB - 1 pp].
Phase II MS4 entities are required to train staff on ways to protect stormwater, particularly when maintaining MS4 infrastructure and performing daily municipal activities, such as park and open space maintenance, fleet and building maintenance, new construction and land disturbances, and stormwater system maintenance. This primarily includes:
- Developing inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules for stormwater BMPs,
- Implementing BMPs to treat pollutants from transportation infrastructure, maintenance areas, storage yards, sand and salt storage areas, and waste transfer stations,
- Establishing procedures for properly disposing of pollutants removed from the MS4 body
- Identifying ways to incorporate water quality controls into new and existing flood management projects.
|MCM 6: POLLUTION PREVENTION AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING|
|Good Housekeeping Practices - Manual 9 Version 1.0|
|Facility Inspection Form|
|Rule 13 Guidance Document|
|14-Digit HUC Map|
|IDEM Wetland Permiting Handbook|
|NWI Wetland Maps|
|ACOE Wetland Delineation Manual|
|Constructed Wetland Manual|
|IDNR - Division of Water|
|FEMA Floodway Maps|
|2 - State Ditch|
Mapping Reference Department
Keeps and perpetuates a section corner record book showing original government section corners. Checks and references yearly at least 5% of all corners shown in the record book and establishes, locates and references at least 5% of all original government section corners. This serves to create and maintain an accurate framework that all other land based government information is based on.
Manages the maintenance construction and reconstruction of all County Regulated (Legal) Drains in conjunction with the Lake County Drainage Board & Advisory Committee. Click here to find out what the Surveyor's Office is doing to coordinate area wide and county wide stormwater management efforts.
MS4 Stormwater Quality
According to U.S. EPA, polluted storm water runoff is a leading cause of impairment to the nearly 40 percent of surveyed U.S. water bodies. Click_here to find out how Lake County is combating this problem in the unincorporated areas and what you can do to help.
Geographic Information Services
It is estimated that more than eighty percent of governmental functions are associated with managing information about specific locations or geographic areas. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system for the input, editing, storage, maintenance, management, retrieval, analysis, and output of geographically referenced information. GIS supports applications such as stormwater maintenance projects, land planning, Homeland Security,law enforcement, property appraisal, civil engineering, natural resource monitoring, transportation planning, public health and environmental analysis, economic development, census analysis, and much more.
Government Center Green Roof?
As the county continues to develop as a highly urbanized society, the loss of pervious surface is an unavoidable consequence resulting in the loss of water absorption which decreases water quality and increases flooding. We propose a "green roof" for the county complex, which would be both functional and a useful demonstration project.
LCSO Single Lot Construction Flyer
A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, or SWPPP, is more than simply the construction site’s sediment and erosion control plan. The SWPPP is a requirement of the Clean Water Act and State and localstormwaterregulations.