On March 28, the Board of County Commissioners adopted revisions to the county’s Storm Water Management Plan, which creates and implements programs that reduce water pollution caused by storm water runoff.
Since 2003, the Ohio EPA has required Clermont County and 14 urbanized townships and municipalities within the county to develop a management plan that addresses storm water pollution. The Board of County Commissioners adopted the first plan in 2003, with updates in 2010 and 2016. A new set of revisions were necessary to reflect improvements made to the program over the years, and to address new Ohio EPA permit requirements that went into effect in April 2021.
The focus of this plan is improving the quality of our streams, rivers and lakes by reducing the amount of pollutants that are washed into them during a storm. This is accomplished through the implementation of six “minimum measures”: public education, public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post-construction storm water management, and pollution prevention for local government activities.
to view the March 2022 Storm Water Management Plan.