Our Mission at the Village of Barboursville….
The Village of Barboursville is committed to preserving the surface waters located within our watershed. We strive for full compliance with the Clean Water Act requirements to help keep our local water free of harmful and dangerous pollutants.
The Village of Barboursville has been designated at a municipal separate storm sewer system.
What does this mean?
First, "separate storm sewer system" includes ditches, curbs, gutters, storm sewers, and similar means of collecting or conveying runoff that do not connect with a wastewater collection system or treatment plant.
To be a “municipal separate storm sewer system" (MS4), the system must be owned or operated by a public agency - for example:
Federal legislation mandates that all municipalities reduce the quantity of pollutants that stormwater runoff picks up and releases into local streams and rivers to the greatest extent possible.
Why should we care?
Stormwater runoff is any water that is not soaked in to the ground during a rain event. Untreated or uncontrolled stormwater runoff is the number one cause of impairment in our local waterways. Polluted runoff is often transported through municipal stormwater systems where it is eventually discharged into the river untreated.
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