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Pick It Up!   It’s Your “Doodie”

The Bad News:  
Pet Waste Affects Water Quality. . .
Pet Waste left on sidewalks, streets, yards or other open areas can be picked and carried by rainwater into storm drains and nearby lakes and streams causing many problems.  It can also be tracked into your home!

The Good News:  
You Are The Solution to Pet Waste Pollution
You can prevent pet waste pollution by picking up after your pet.  And now, Munroe Falls is making it easier for you!  We have added pet waste stations at Brust Park and the Guise Park area for your convenience.

Downlad Summit Soil & Water Conservation District/Summit County Communities for Clean Water flyer.

Storm Water Overview E-mail

Storm water discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events. Storm water often contains pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. Most storm water discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The primary method to control storm water discharges is through the use of best management practices (BMPs).

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit E-mail

The City of Munroe Falls is charged with meeting the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s NPDES permit.  The NPDES is a permitting mechanism that requires the completion of six (6) minimum control measures (MCM) designed to prevent harmful pollutants from entering local bodies of water through storm water runoff:

  • •  Public Education and Outreach
  • A program to inform individuals, businesses and organizations within the MS4 as to the impact on surface water quality of contaminated storm water discharges and how they can help reduce storm water contamination.
  • • Public Involvement/Participation
  • A program to create opportunities for individuals and organizations to participate in the development and implementation of activities to reduce the contamination of storm water.
  • •  Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE)
  • A program to detect and eliminate cross-connection, dumping of wastes or other non-storm water discharges not authorized by a separate NPDES permit.
  • •  Construction Site Runoff Control
  • A program to require erosion and sediment controls for sites disturbing one or more acres.
  • •  Post-Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment
  • A program to require the development, implementation and maintenance of controls on sites after development and redevelopment to address storm water issues.
  • •  Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
  • A program, including an employee training component, to minimize pollutants from municipal operations such as garages, salt piles, pesticides used for green spaces, etc.
The City of Munroe Falls is working with the Summit County Engineer’s Office, Summit Soil and Water Conservation District, Summit County Health Department, and other government entities to meet EPA’S requirements.

Education and Education Resources E-mail

The 2018 Summit County NPDES Storm Water Permit Theme is: "On the Road to Clean Water" (Stear Clear of Pollutants)

This initiative promotes watershed awareness and protection strategies throughout the Lake Erie Basin, aimed at increasing the public's knowledge of the impacts of non-point source pollution.

Resource Links:
Summit Soil and Water Conservation District -
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency –