National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Process (NPDES)
We have all heard in the news about erosion issues on local construction sites and that there could be fines associated with these offenses. But did you know that raking leaves into storm sewers and draining your swimming pool without allowing the chlorine to dissipate is against city regulations? Why?
Because the City of Junction City must comply with the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Process (NPDES) permit process, and the regulations promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Under this permit the City of Junction City is required to meet certain criteria for monitoring and maintaining the City’s storm sewer and waterways.
The City of Junction City is a Phase II city. This means that the City of Junction City must have items in place to meet the requirements of the NPDES permit to operate a Storm Water Management System for the collection, treatment and disposal of storm water. They do this by guiding, regulating development and controlling the design, construction, use and maintenance of any development or other activity that disturbs or breaks the topsoil in construction, and regulating non-storm water discharges, controlling the introduction of pollutants, and prohibiting illicit connections and discharges into the Storm Water management system.
Keeping Our Waters Clean
This website will change periodically as we add items to meet the requirements set out by our permit. Items that the City of Junction City will be working on are:
- Develop manuals
- Establishing a reporting method for citizens to help with the City’s compliance
- Implementing inspection programs
- Offer workshops
- Organization of community clean-ups
- Public education programs
- Requirements for construction projects
- Other items
This program is to keep our waters clean, and we need your help!