The Town of Whiteland Town Council has created the Storm Water Management Board consisting of three members and their duty is to manage the Whiteland Storm Water Utility which is dedicated to the runoff of storm water into ditches, pipes, creeks, rivers or waters of the United States.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) required the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to implement the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permitting program. The entities responsible for the NPDES permits are called MS4’s or Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. Whiteland is an MS4 which is a system of conveyances that is owned by the Town that discharges storm water to the waters of the United States, designed or used to collect or convey storm water, including storm drains, pipes, ditches, swales, etc., not a combined sewer and not part of a sewage treatment plant.
Rusty Snyder is the MS4 Coordinator for the Town of Whiteland and his responsibility is to make sure Whiteland stays in compliance with State and Federal law regarding storm water runoff, Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connections, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Post Construction Stormwater Runoff. These ordinances are available to view with a link on the main page of this website.
Click here to see Storm Water Brochure being mailed out to Whiteland residents and businesses for information about Whiteland’s Storm Water Utility. Stormwater Control: Implementing Construction Site Best Management Practices (BMPs) Click here to view information.
Click here to see short clip that depicts why we need to keep our waters clean by helping clean up after ourselves and prevent pollution, including keeping grass clippings out of the street where it goes down storm sewer drains and pollutes our lakes and streams. This is just one example of unintentional pollution that can occur that we can help prevent.
Please see a list of frequently asked questions about storm water issues here.
Go to www.jccleanwater.com to view additional information on storm water management and ways to prevent pollutants from getting into our creeks, lakes, streams and rivers to ensure clean waters throughout Indiana and beyond. Remember, creeks, lakes, streams, and rivers ultimatley provides drinking water to communities just like ours and larger cities. HELP PROTECT THESE WATERS BY PREVENTING POLLUTION.
The Whiteland Town Council voted to sell bonds in the amount of about $700,000.00 for projects to mitigate flooding on the eastside of the railroad tracks near Main Street, Pearl Street and Poplar Street. The projects will probably start in the spring of 2012, as construction drawings and specifications, as well as the bidding process will have to be accomplished prior to the actual start of construction. If anyone has questions regarding these projects please call Rusty Snyder, MS4 Coordinator/Building Commissioner at (317) 535-5531 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to get the Whiteland Stormwater Permit Application
Click here for the Whiteland Flood Prevention code