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State Stormwater Permit & City of Sikeston Stormwater Management Program Summary
The City of Sikeston owns and operates a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) which is regulated differently than sanitary sewer systems (BMU). The City of Sikeston is defined as a Small MS4 per 10 CSR 20-6.200 (D) 16 which serves a population of at least 10,000 but not more than 40,000. As defined in 10 CSR 20-6.200 (D) 24, the City of Sikeston must obtain a permit (MOR04C) from the State of Missouri to discharge it`s storm water into the waters of the United States. The City of Sikeston is currently discharging it`s storm water under permit NPDES MS4 Permit MO R040025, which expires on December 31, 2021.
Small MS4`s seeking coverage under the State`s general permit (MOR04C) must develop and implement a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP). The City`s SWMP must include at least 6 minimum control measures (MCMs). The following is a summary of the City of Sikeston`s minimum control measures. They are as follows:
1.1) The City will target groups such as the general public, schools, developers, and industries for educational purposes. These groups will be educated on pollutants such as grass clippings, litter, pet waste, swimming pool discharges, construction run-off, and vehicle washing.
1.2) The City will provide and utilize educational resources to the targeted groups using available tools including Facebook, the City`s web page, brochures, signage, local newspapers, and educational seminars.
1.3) The City will provide opportunities and support activities that promote storm water management. Such activities include the City`s Adopt A Road program, compost days, community clean ups, and placing storm inlet markers.
1.4) The City will use these activities and education tools as a means to assess the success of these best management practices (BMP`s). These activities and tools will also be a means to creating a quantity value to also to judge the success of each control measure.
2) Public Participation
2.1) The City must provide a 30 day public notice prior to submitting an application for a permit (MOR04C) and a summary of its SWMP.
2.2) The City will provide public access to the States permit and the City`s SWMP using its web page and Facebook account. The City will also provide tools to the public for comment, concerns, and questions.
2.3) The City will provide opportunities for the public to attend or serve on its Storm Water Advisory Board. This board will meet at least twice a year or when necessary to address storm water related issues.
2.4) The City`s City Council will be updated on a yearly basis concerning it`s Storm Water Management Program.
3) Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
3.1) A map of the City`s storm water infrastructure will be maintained and updated as needed. The map will include locations of all outfalls, names of all receiving waters, and boundaries of the MS4. The maps will be made available upon request to the public.
3.2) The City will keep and maintain an ordinance (Ordinance #6016) that prohibits non storm water from being discharged into the States waters. This ordinance will implement appropriate enforcement procedures and actions, to the extent allowable under state and local law. This ordinance will cover issues such as removing hazardous materials, conducting investigations, and placing fines.
3.4) The City will conduct “dry weather” screening of all its outfalls during the 5 year permit. Screening will include a checklist for contaminants such as odor, color of discharge, surface scum, floatables and oil sheen.
3.5) The City will use its educational resources to train employees and the public on the hazards associated with illicit discharges to storm water.
3.6) The City will maintain a “hot line” and other resources for reporting illicit discharges.
4) Construction Site Storm Water Run Off Control
4.1) The City will keep and maintain an ordinance (Ordinance #5816) that reduces runoff pollutants from construction sites within the City`s MS4. This ordinance will implement appropriate enforcement procedures and actions, to the extent allowable under state and local laws. This ordinance covers issues such as inspections, stop work orders and fines and penalties.
4.2) The City will review all preconstruction plans to evaluate threats to water quality.
4.3) The City will require best management practices at all construction sites within it`s MS4. Construction sites will be required to control solid waste, spills, concrete wash out areas, tracking of silt onto public roadways, and soil erosion control measures.
4.4) The City will use a checklist to check for compliance at construction sites.
4.5) The City will keep an inventory of all active construction sites within its MS4.
5) Post Construction Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
5.1) The City will keep and maintain an ordinance (Ordinance #5816) that addresses the quality of long term storm water from new development and redevelopment in its MS4. This ordinance implements requirements for the long term care of the developments BMP`s, inspections of the BMP`s, notice of violations and property liens and fines.
5.2) The City will review all post construction BMP`s when reviewing developments construction plans. The City will assess second party engineers for plan review when warranted.
5.3) The City will develop and maintain a list of all post construction BMP`s within its MS4.
6) Pollution Prevention/ Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
6.1) The City will continue to implement an operation and maintenance program for its municipal operations.
6.2) The City will continue to train its employees on preventing or reducing hazardous runoff from municipal operations. Training will cover topics such as building and parks maintenance operations, vehicle and equipment maintenance, fluid spills, stormwater maintenance, salt operations, street sweeper operations and illicit discharges.
6.3) The City will maintain a list of all city owned properties and maintenance and operation procedures for each location.
6.4) All City owned facilities will be inspected on a yearly basis for storm water hazards.
6.5) The City will continue its procedures for the proper disposal of waste removed from its MS4 structures and jurisdiction.
The City of Sikeston will retain any records of monitoring information it collects at a minimum of three years. The City will also retain records of all required recordkeeping for its SWMP, a copy of its MOR04C permit, copy`s of all ordinances and procedures for the six Minimum Control Measures, and any data used to complete the application for the permit (MOR04C). And lastly, the City will annually report to the State the status of its MS4 program. Information reported to the State includes the City`s progress of reducing pollutants, the status of the City`s MS4 compliance with permit conditions, assessment of the City’s Best Management Practices, and summaries of information collected. The reporting period for the City`s MS4 program will be from January 1st through December 31st. Copies of the City`s MS4 program, its Storm Water Management Plan and its NPDES MS4 Permit MOR0025 can be obtained at City Hall or through the office of the City`s Storm Water Coordinator.
Stormwater Hotline: 573-475-3727
Why the need for Stormwater Quality?
What Are Federal Standards and Guidelines with regard to Stormwater Quality?
|Sikeston Stormwater Management Program
Since 1983, the City of Sikeston has maintained storm water ordinances, guidelines and requirements. The City Storm water ordinance was recently modified, resulting in the adoption of Ordinance 5816 the Sikeston Stormwater Management Program. Please see links below to access land disturbance permit applications, including fee schedule.
Land Disturbance Permit Application
This program ensures City compliance with federal requirements, which furthermore helps us improve what everyone should want; pollution-free storm water. To comply with the federal requirements, the City of Sikeston must meet the following Six Minimum Control Measures:
See link: Missouri Department of Natural Resources Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems
How Citizens Can Help Control Stormwater Pollution:
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Section 505.350 Depositing Debris:
A. No person, or entity shall place any dirt, chips, mulch, grass clippings, leaves, limbs, straw, paper, ashes, or other rubbish upon any sidewalk, alley, street, thoroughfare, gutter line, or into any stormwater basins, or drainage ditch within the city.
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City of Sikeston Passes Ordinance #6016
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