Mandated by Congress under the EPA’s Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program is a comprehensive national program for addressing polluted storm water runoff.
Fairfield is regulated under that program and must develop and follow a storm water quality management plan to operate its storm sewer system. The plan is based on 6 different types of activities:
- Construction Site Runoff Control
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Improving Municipal Operations
- Post-Construction Storm Water Management
- Public Education
- Public Involvement