Storm Water Management

What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is an abnormal amount of rainwater on the ground due to heavy rain or snow. Stormwater that doesn't soak into the ground is runoff and originates from impermeable surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, roads, and rooftops or ground that is impervious due to over or under saturation. Stormwater is important because it often contains pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. 

Storm Water Fees

All property owners in Munroe Falls are charged a flat fee of $3.00/mo, per parcel. This fee is included on the water bill and helps to offset the cost of stormwater infrastructure programs and the implementation of state and federally-mandated stormwater programs. 

Summit County Storm Water Initiative

The 2021 Summit County NPDES Storm Water Permit theme is Runoff Reduction - "Stormwater - Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In". 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.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit

Most stormwater discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The primary method to control stormwater discharges is through the use of "best management practices" (BMPs).

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