Hamilton County Water Quality Department

Report Water Pollution Illicit Report


What is Required?

Employee Training
The Program must include an employee training program for employees responsible for municipal operations at facilities within the jurisdiction of the permittee that handle generate, and/or store materials.
Operation and Maintenance Program (O&M)
The Program must develop an O&M so that MS4 infrastructure is maintained. Infrastructure included:
  • - Streets, roads, highways
  • - Municipal parking lots
  • - Maintenance and Storage yards
  • - Fleet or maintenance shops with outdoor storage areas
  • - Salt/Sand storage locations
  • - Snow disposal areas
  • - Waste disposal/transfer stations
All major sites are inspected annually and shall have site-specific Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP’s) to minimize stormwater pollution from facility operations.


When using an outdoor solid waste receptacle, which of the following are required?

  1. Leave lids or covers closed while not in use
  2. Move the receptacle indoors
  3. Locate the receptacle on bare ground?
  4. All of the above.

If a fertilizer spreader caused some fertilizer to fall on a paved area, what would be the best way to deal with it?

  1. Hose it into the storm drain
  2. Notify the EPA
  3. Sweep or blow it back onto a vegetated area
  4. blow it back onto a vegetated area.

Hosing down a spill or release outdoors, is OK under what circumstances?

  1. Never
  2. When it is already raining
  3. When the spilled material is water soluble
  4. When the spilled material is not water soluble

Vehicles should only be washed with detergents...

  1. In the designated wash rack or wash bay.
  2. In the wash rack/bay or in the maintenance area.
  3. Outdoors.
  4. Over a storm drain or near a drainage ditch.

It is OK to dispose of waste in a storm drainage system if...

  1. It is never OK.
  2. he waste is a floatable.
  3. Less than 1 pound is disposed.
  4. It is not raining.