The goal of the program is to protect our local lakes and streams from pollution and other threats and to promote good community stewardship of these precious resources.
A critical component of any effective water quality program is educating the community about water quality problems and informing people about what they can do to prevent pollution and have a positive impact on local water quality. Below you will find information about our water quality program activities and also links to water quality information and a variety of other resources. To learn more about Zionsville’s Stormwater Quality Management Program, click on the Rule 13 Stormwater Program link in the Services menu on the left side of this page.
The Town of Zionsville has amended Parts B and C of its Storm Water Quality Management Plan (SWQMP) under its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The SWQMP outlines efforts to reduce the amount of pollution carried by storm water runoff into local streams, lakes and reservoirs.
Part B contains the baseline characterization report of our community relating to multiple factors influencing water quality. Part C contains information specific to our local programs and activities designed to reduce the amount of water-borne pollution within our community.
In January of 2005, the Town of Zionsville, as a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS-4) entity, submitted to IDEM it’s SWQMP Part C. This narrative describes the activities that the Town will endeavor to accomplish to improve water quality in our community and surrounding areas. This plan is subject to change as strengths and weaknesses are identified in the future. Please view the SWQMP Part C Narrative (PDF).