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Ashtabula OH 44004



Phase II Storm Water Program

On March 10, 2003, the U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA Phase II Storm Water Rules went into effect.  These rules require designated communities to develop and implement a storm water management plan.


This program is composed of six minimum control measures

  1. Public Education

  2. Public Involvement

  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)

  4. Construction Site Runoff Control

  5. Post Construction Site Runoff Control

  6. Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping


The City of Ashtabula Storm Water Program was created to assist communities in Ashtabula County and Northeast Ohio in reaching their storm water management plan goals.


The City of Ashtabula’s Storm Water Program includes the following activities

  • Inventory of MS4 outfall locations

  • Dry weather inspections of MS4 outfall locations

  • Sampling of dry weather flows from MS4 outfalls

  • IDDE source tracking

  • Development of a Regional Storm Water Database


Public Involvement and Public Education Outreach

  • Educational outreach for school-aged children including non-point source and point source pollution education

  • Adult seminars on non-point source pollution

  • Coordination of stream cleanups

  • Volunteer monitoring of streams


Educational Materials


Fact Sheets On Storm Water


Useful Links

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