Training Materials

Each year towns must train their staff on:


# Training topic Example material
1 Water quality issues and managing municipal stormwater Why regulate stormwater?
2 The goals and objectives of their Stormwater Management Plan Connecticut's MS4 Permit: What's New?webinar
3 Good-housekeeping Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) covering how the town:
    Uses fertilizer on parks and open space
    Manages pet waste
    Manages waterfowl
    Manages fall leaves
    Prevents stormwater pollution from buildings and facilities
    Maintains and stores vehicles and equipment
    Applies and stores deicing material
CRMSWC video:SWPPPs at Municipal Maintenance Facilities


Minnesota MS4 Tool Kit:

Fertilizers and Pesticides

Vehicle Maintenance

Road Maintenance

Cleaning of Maintenance Equipment, Building Exteriors, and Dumpsters

Right of Way Maintenance

4 How to identify and report illicit discharges, SSOs and improper waste disposal North Central Texas Council of Governments -How to Spot and Report Stormwater Pollution

Minnesota MS4 Tool Kit - IDDE Video

5 Spill response protocols and responsibilities of involved personnel Minnesota MS4 Tool Kit - Spill Response 
6 How to properly handle petroleum and other potential pollutants Minnesota MS4 Tool Kit:

Use and Storage of Significant Materials

Waste Disposal

Other Training Materials:

Wessler Engineering MS4 Training provides training and education on Minimum Control Measure 6 - Pollution Prevention and Good House Keeping - of the MS4 Permit.

Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) provides free online stormwater training presentations, SOPs, and BMPs related to municipal stormwater operations.

Employee training video for parks maintenance and stormwater protection from Minnesota.

Connecicut's Training and Technical Assistance Center offers various types of training and certifications for public works and road maintenance, especially with regards to snow management practices.

EPA's Watershed Academy Web Training offers 15 core educational modules covering various aspects of watershed management and protection. Certification at the end of the course is available.