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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Stormwater

The City of Monroe is authorized to discharge stormwater from our Municipal Separate Stormwater System (MS4) in compliance with regulations promulgated and adopted by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act)

 

Stormwater Management Measures

The City of Monroe is working to protect our local streams and bodies of water from being damaged by stormwater pollution. When it rains, pollutants such as fertilizer, oil, grease, and pet waste are picked up from the ground and carried into the nearest storm drain down the street. The storm drains are not connected to a treatment system, so everything that flows down the drain goes directly to the nearest water body such as Lake Lee, Lake Twitty, Lake Monroe, Bearskin Creek, Stewarts Creek, and Richardson Creek.

While citizens, businesses and industry are working to prevent stormwater pollution, the City of Monroe is busy doing the same. In 2005, we received a Phase II Stormwater permit (renewed in 2011) that requires we develop and implement a stormwater management program that includes the following six measures:

Central Academy of Technology and Arts volunteers mark storm drains reminding citizens:     

 

“Only Rain Down the Drain”.

CATA Stormdrain Marking Group Web

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