Solon is a Participant in the Ohio EPA Storm Water Protection Program
The City of Solon's National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) Phase 2 program is regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA). The goal of the NPDES program is to mandate the control of pollutants entering municipal storm water systems that discharge into receiving waters of the State of Ohio. Municipalities must implement an ongoing comprehensive program that addresses each of the 6 Minimum Control Measures (MCM) described below.
Public Education & Outreach (MCM 1) - Distribute educational materials to the public regarding storm water discharges and ways to reduce storm water pollutants. There are no workshops or presentations scheduled at this time. A variety of educational material is available through Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.
Public Involvement & Participation (MCM 2) - Involve public groups in the participation of activities associated with storm water pollution reduction and prevention.
Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (MCM 3) - Develop, implement and enforce a program to detect and eliminate illicit discharges such as cross connections between the storm and sanitary collection systems, and illegal dumping of pollutants into the storm system. City of Solon Illicit Discharge is regulated under Codified Ordinance section 1482.09.
Construction Site Storm Water Control (MCM 4) - Develop, implement and enforce a program to reduce storm water pollutants discharging from construction sites. City of Solon Erosion and Sedimentation in Vacant Land Development is regulated under Codified Ordinance chapter 1254.
Post Construction Storm Water Management (MCM 5) - Develop, implement and enforce a program to minimize water quality and quantity impacts after project completion. Codified Ordinance chapter 1257 is currently used to enforce compliance throughout the City.
Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping (MCM 6) - Develop and implement an operations & maintenance program to reduce storm water pollution from municipal operations. City Ordinance coming soon.
Contact the City of Solon Engineering Department at 440-349-6745 with any questions regarding storm water control.