National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Program
Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through separate municipal storm sewer systems, from which it is often discharged untreated into local water bodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into municipal storm sewer systems, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater regulations require municipalities with separate storm sewer systems to acquire permits through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination. The Village of Roselle must follow the EPA’s stormwater requirements for populations less than 100,000, classified as Stormwater Phase II.
Stormwater Phase II programs address the following program components:
- Public education and outreach
- Public involvement
- Illicit discharge detection and elimination
- Construction site runoff control
- Post-construction runoff control
- Pollution prevention/good housekeeping for municipal operations
More information about these program components is available on the EPA website.
Operators of regulated separate municipal storm sewer systems are required to develop a stormwater management plan that has stormwater management controls called best management practices that include measurable goals for each of these program components to ensure that pollution is prevented from entering the storm sewer system to the maximum practical extent.
The Village of Roselle has a stormwater management plan that overs a broad spectrum of best management practices, which include street sweeping, storm sewer cleaning, and recycling. Additionally, the Village is a participating partner with DuPage County to provide a broader stormwater management plan to further prevent stormwater pollution. Access the Village's Stormwater Management Program Plan (PDF) and Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program (PDF) for specific details.
Take a look at these resources for more information about what Roselle residents can do to make a difference in local stormwater management: