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Stormwater Employee Directory

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Terry Quillman MS4 Operator 349-2499 tquillman@co.monroe.in.us
Dana Wilkinson Stormwater Inspector 349-2960 dwilkinson@co.monroe.in.us
Samantha Montgomery Stormwater Intern   smontgomery@co.monroe.in.us
George Nishikawa Stormwater Intern   gnishikawa@co.monroe.in.us
Stormwater Complaints   349-2117 llane@co.monroe.in.us

 

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 mission on the Monroe County Stormwater Program?

The mission of the Monroe County Stormwater Program is to promote public health and safety and to improve water quality by implementing stormwater pollution prevention solutions. We are dedicated to addressing Monroe County residents' drainage concerns and reducing flooding hazards, all while improving water quality through comprehensive planning, public education, and management of the stormsewer system.

Why is there a stormwater program?

The Clean Water Act and Rule 13 of the Indiana Administrative Code require communities of a certain size to have a stormwater program that implements six minimum control measures:

1. Public education and outreach

2. Public participation and involvement

3. Illicit discharge detection and elimination

4. Construction site stormwater runoff control

5. Post-construction stormwater runoff control

6. Municipal operations pollution prevention and housekeeping

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 services does the Monroe County Stormwater Program provide to the community?

Infrastructure improvements to reduce flooding and drainage issues

Plan reviews to ensure runoff is properly captured at new development sites

Construction site inspections for compliance with required pollution prevention measures

Public education and outreach to help our community understand water quality issues

Identify and address illicit discharges to the stormsewer system and area lakes and streams

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 dwilkinson@co.monroe.in.us  Thank you for helping us protect our water!

 

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