Rule 13, officially 327 IAC 15-13, deals with storm water run-off associated with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS-4) conveyances. Due to its population, the Town of Zionsville has been named an MS-4 entity, and subsequently has completed the process of submitting a Storm Water Quality management Plan (SWQMP) in three parts acceptable to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).
What this means, in essence, is that the Town has developed, through local ordinances, a plan to manage the quality of storm water run-off that leaves our community. Elements of the program include education for the public on water quality, providing opportunities for citizens to get involved in the program, identifying and eliminating sources of pollution, ensuring that construction activities and new development incorporate pollution prevention measures, and making sure that the Town’s day-to-day operations are conducted in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
The Town of Zionsville has submitted a Notice of Intent (NOI) to comply with 327 IAC 15-13 (Rule 13) to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to renew the town’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.