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Storm Water Management



Background

The City of Asbury passed an ordinance in July of 2011 regarding erosion and sediment control.  The purpose of this ordinance is to help protect the City's surface waters and quality of life by reducing the negative impacts of sediment, rainfall, melting snow and other water runoff.  The U.S. EPA's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program requires certain individuals engaged in construction activities to submit an application to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for a State NPDES General Permit No. 2.  Not withstanding any provision of this ordinance, every applicant bears final and complete responsibility for compliance with a State NPDES General Permit No. 2 and a City Erosion and Control (ESC) Permit and any other requirement of state or federal law or administrative rule.  ESC Permits are required for any one site or development that disturbs acreage.  Fees are set by the City.  The City Council passed a Post Construction Ordinance in December of 2011.  Also required is a SMP Permit.  This permit is a post-construction permit that must be taken out when applying for the building permit for a new home.  There is no cost for this permit.  Please call City Hall (556-7106) to inquire about these permits. 

What is storm water runoff?

Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground.  Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground.

Why is Stormwater runoff a problem?

Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland or coastal water.  Anything that enters a storm water system is discharged untreated into the water bodies we use for swimming, fishing and providing drinking water.

Storm Water Fee Ordinance Passed on June 12, 2012. 

This ordinance passed will assess a fee of $4.00 for residential units per month and $8.00 for non residential units per month.  The fee will begin with the June 2012 bill.  In 2016, an ordinance was passed to assess a fee of $6.00 for residential units per month and $10 for non residential units per month.

How Can you Help?

If you do notice any illicit discharges or illegal dumping, please do your part as a friendly citizen and call the neighborhood hotline at: 563-585-1867 or email us at info@cityofasbury.com. Check out how you can prevent pollution by clicking here

 

The City of Asbury recognizes that stormwater runoff is a major threat to the quality of our environment and water supply.  A management plan is in the process of being implemented.  The following are ordinances that have been passed regarding the plan:

Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance 

Illicit Discharge Ordinance

Post Construction Ordinance

 

 

Links:

www.iowastormwater.org

www.epa.gov