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SEPTEMBER STORMWATER TOOLBOX NEWSLETTER

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stormwater is the only growing source of water pollution in our nation and adding illicit discharges to the mix just doesn’t help. A big thank you to City staff and departments for helping prevents, identify and at times clean up a handful of illicit discharges over the past month. Remember,... more

COMMUNITY SURVEY

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The following is a press release from the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership: The South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership, in collaboration with numerous community organizations, is launching a Brand Development Project for the region. The goal of this project is to develop a brand and marketing... more

INTERSECTION CLOSURE: JACKSON AND 9TH STREETS

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The City will close the intersection of Jackson and 9th Street beginning Friday, Sept. 20 around noon, to install a table top intersection. This is where the trail crosses from one side to the other and the table top intersection will make this crossing more visible to the traveling public. The... more

Upcoming Events All »

Shade Tree Board meeting

Today, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:00pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, September 30, 2019, 2:00pm

Stormwater Videos

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The following educational videos were created by the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality with the goal of public and professional education. Each video has the title above it with the run time and short description of the topic and the intended audience.

Stormwater Pond Maintenance for Homeowners.

This 8-minute video describes the steps to maintaining a residential stormwater management pond. The primary target audience is home or property owners’ associations, but residents living in a community with a stormwater pond can also benefit from this information. Topics covered include an explanation of a stormwater pond, the purpose of the pond, why some ponds fail, what to look for when inspecting the pond, expert tips on maintaining the pond, and how this on-going, needed maintenance is typically paid for.

Stormwater Quality: Inspection. Runtime: 7:43

MS4 for Elected Officials: Why is Stormwater Quality Important for Your Community?

The Clean Water Act Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or “MS4” program requires regulated communities to implement an overall stormwater quality program. This 8 minute video features MS4 communities’ experienced, elected officials giving their advice and recommendations on why the MS4 program is important and explaining how it helps them with their duties. Newly elected officials can benefit from this experience and gain a brief overview of the MS4 program. The video also reviews the main requirements that regulated MS4 entities must implement to be in compliance with their permits.

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Blue is the New Green

This 10 minute video reviews the Do's and Don’ts of basic stormwater pollution prevention practices that should be implemented by everyone in their home, in their yard, and when they are out and about. This training tool will assist with educating the general public so they can learn to do the right things to help protect our environment; especially focusing on ways to help keep our waterways clean. Since the green, environmental movement is very popular, the video's title is a play on turning stormwater or "blue" into the next, new "green" movement!

Proper Refueling - Keeping our Waterways Clean

This 6 minute video is designed to highlight the proper techniques for refueling vehicles and portable containers while reducing the potential for fuel to reach the storm sewer. Proper clean up and disposal methods are also outlined.

Proper Concrete Washout Procedures For Contractors

This 9 minute video was shot in Hamilton County with the participation of the Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association. The goal of this video was to add practices for properly managing concrete washout and concrete finishing discharges for end users. The video features updated BMPs including how to washout in smaller areas.

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