Storm Water Management
Storm water discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events. Storm water often contains pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit
Most storm water discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The primary method to control storm water discharges is through the use of best management practices (BMPs).
Summit County Storm Water Initiative
The 2018 Summit County NPDES Storm Water Permit Theme is: On the Road to Clean Water (Steer Clear of Pollutants). This initiative promotes watershed awareness and protection strategies throughout the Lake Erie Basin, aimed at increasing the public's knowledge of the impacts of non-point source pollution.