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MS4 Program

The City is required to develop, implement, and enforce an MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Program to comply with coverage under General Permit No VAR04 issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. The MS4 Program must include an MS4 Program Plan that includes six minimum control measures and Special Conditions for the approved Chesapeake Bay TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load).

Watershed Map

Above is the City of Staunton watershed (the area drained by a stream, or tributary) map. Click to view it larger

Below are the six minimum control measures:

  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Public Involvement and Participation
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Runoff Control
  • Post Construction Runoff Control
  • Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

To view detailed information on these control measures including objectives, expected results and implementation schedules, click the links below to our MS4 Program Plan and Annual Report filed with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

 

MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Program Plan

MS4 Annual Report - Permit Year 3

MS4 Annual Report - Permit Year 2 (rev. 02/16/2016)

MS4 Annual Report - Permit Year 1

 

 

Other Useful Links:

General Permit No.: VAR04

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

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