Stormwater Phase II

Help Us Protect Our Rivers & Streams

Many of the storm sewers in Tipp City drain directly into our creeks and the Great Miami River. Storms sewers in Tipp City do not go to or drain to the City’s wastewater treatment facility. Therefore, it is important to prevent the introduction of materials into these drains which could cause problems in the receiving streams or waterways. Examples of prohibited discharges to storm drains and streams:

  • Waste oils and grease
  • Paints and solvents, including but not limited to products like thinners
  • Solids of any kind, including grass clippings and yard debris.
  • Excavation areas with no erosion control measures placed

Report a Suspected Illicit Discharge

  1. Storm Water Program Facts
  2. Small Municipalities
  3. Six Minimum Control Measures
  4. Small Construction Sites
  5. Municipally-Owned Facilities

On December 8, 1999, USEPA promulgated the expansion of the existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program by designating additional sources of storm water for regulation to protect water quality. This fact sheet will cover who will be affected by these regulations. All affected entities, unless otherwise specified, are required to obtain permit coverage by March 10, 2003. The regulation affects four categories of storm water dischargers, including two classes of facilities for automatic coverage on a nationwide basis: small municipalities and small construction sites. 

The City of Tipp City public works and engineering staff continue to attend meetings and education conferences sponsored by The Miami Conservancy district and the Ohio EPA to help provide proper assistance to our community in understanding the regulatory climate in Ohio and in developing a suitable stormwater program.