Wyoming MS4 Program and SWPPP available for public comment

In order to comply with a section of MCM 2, the City will display a poster board providing information on the work and implementation of the City’s MS4 program in 2018. The poster board, along with a copy of the City’s SWPPP will be on display at City offices on Thursday, December 19, 2019. For each MCM, descriptions will be given on what the City did during the year to comply with the permit. The City must also offer an opportunity for the public to provide input on the adequacy of their SWPPP; a comment log will be made available on December 19th for citizens to supply comments on the City’s SWPPP should they choose. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the City at 651-462-0575.
 
A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is a conveyance, or system of conveyances (i.e., municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, channels, etc.) that is designed to collect stormwater and is owned and operated by a public entity. Stormwater from an MS4 is regulated under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) MS4 permit to reduce pollution from conveyance systems. Wyoming is a MS4 and is required to minimize pollutants that enter their systems through a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Each SWPPP includes six minimum control measures (MCM) that address the following areas:
 
1. Public education and outreach
2. Public participation and involvement
3. Illicit discharge detection and elimination
4. Construction site stormwater runoff control
5. Post-construction site management
6. Good housekeeping and pollution prevention