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Overview of MS4 Program 
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)

Fairfield County MS4 Communities

Attention DIY Mechanics!  Troubled with finding a way to properly dispose of the old batteries, used motor oil and tires?  We have a solution within our community.  Please contact Firestone Complete Auto Care, 1007 Refugee Road in Pickerington, to make an appointment.  The phone number is (614) 328-5260.  The fine folks there will be happy to assist residential clients.  The best part is that this service is free of charge and is available year-round. 

Thank you Pickerington, Liberty and Violet Township residents for your continued efforts to recycle and respect our environment!

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Contact the following agencies for requirements:

Pickerington Building Department
pickeringtonMS4@fairfieldswcd.org

Violet DESC
violetMS4@fairfieldswcd.org

Liberty Township Zoning
libertyMS4@fairfieldswcd.org

City of Lancaster
stormwater@ci.lancaster.oh.us
 

For Law Enforcement Assistance (illegal dumping) call:

Gary Hummel, Sheriff's Office Litter Officer - (740) 652-7900
City of Pickerington Police & Safety - (614) 575-6911
EPA Spill Number - 1-800-282-9378 to report fuel/oil spills
Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water - (614) 644-2001
Lancaster Police Department - (740) 687-6688
 

Information for Contractors
Erosion & Sediment Control for Builders & Contractors

Information for Storm Water Managers
Our Storm Water Pollution Solutions for Illicit Discharges

What should you as a landowner in an MS4 Community know?

  • Don't dump yard waste in streams and ditches.

  • Use the right rate of fertilizer on your yard. Soil testing is offered at the local OSU Extension office.

  • Don't dump pet wastes in streams and ditches.

  • Don't dump or pour oil, antifreeze and other hydrocarbons around your property.

  • Dry out your latex paint to dispose of it.

  • Utilize rain barrels and rain gardens to reduce localized flooding and your use of ground water resources.

  • If you are regrading your lawn or building a new structure, you should stabilize the site and place protective devices to keep sediment from entering streams and ditches.

  • Household Septic Aeration System Maintenance - inside the City of Pickerington contact Charlie Broschart with Franklin Co. Public Health at (614) 525-3849.   All other residents contact Steve Deeter with the Fairfield Department of Health (740) 652-2800.

  • Ohio Rain Garden Guide


Looking for homework resources or ideas for a school project?  Visit http://www.epa.gov/students/
 

For more information.......

EPA:

   EPA Office of Wastewater Management

   EPA National Menu of Best Management Practices for Storm Water Phase II

   About the NPDES Storm Water Program

   NPDES Storm Water Phase II Final Rule Fact Sheets

   EPA Storm Water Best Management Practices   

Storm Water:

   National Institutes for Water Resources

   National Association of Flood and Storm Water Management Agencies

   Center for Watershed Protection  

   Water Management Association of Ohio

   American Public Works Association

   Water Environment Federation

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