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Stormwater Employee Directory
What is stormwater?
Water from rainstorms or melting snow.
Why is it a concern?
Impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots, building rooftops) do not let water infiltrate into the ground. Therefore, when it rains or snow melts, water flows over these surfaces collecting debris, chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that are then dumped into our local waterways untreated.
Uncontrolled stormwater can threaten public health and aquatic life, negatively effect recreational activities, increase costs of water treatment, contribute to flooding events and cause erosion of valuable land.
What is the stormwater fee?
The stormwater fee is related to the amount of impervious service present on a parcel of land. The fee is used to help finance stormwater initiatives to keep Monroe County healthy and clean.
The Stormwater Ordinance (Chapter 766, Stormwater Fee and Fund) was approved by the Monroe County Commissioners on July 1, 2011. The Monroe County Council approved the stormwater fee on July 26, 2011. The ordinance was amended April 19, 2013.
What can you do if you suspect a violation of Monroe County's Illicit Discharge Ordinance?
If you witness or suspect that an illicit discharge is occurring in your area you can fill out a brief form HERE (anonymity allowed) and the department will follow up on your concern. You can also contact Stormwater staff directly at (812) 349-2960 or email@example.com and ask for Dana Wilkinson. Thank you for helping us protect our water!
Help out your community
- Pick up trash and pet droppings
- Don't dump grass clippings or leaves into storm drains
- Wash cars in yards, not in driveways
- Plant a rain garden
- Limit the use of pesticides and fertilizers
- Use phosphorus free soap
- Properly dispose of chemicals, such as antifreeze, gasoline or motor oil
- Make sure septic system is operating properly