Public Education and Outreach

The new permit expands on the requirement for MS4s to implement a public education and outreach program. All MS4s will need to distribute educational material on how the specific topics below impact stormwater quality or conduct equivalent outreach activities.

General Stormwater Education Library

All MS4's are required to provide public educaiton and outreah on petwaste, Fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides, impervious cover, and the impacts of illicit discharges. Samples for each topic can be found below and modified for use.

Specific Pollutant Library

If any of the outfalls for an MS4 empty directly into an impaired water, the MS4 must also provide public education and outreach focused on the pollutants causing the pollution. Examples for common sources/activities of each pollutant are provided below.