Stormwater is water that enters streams after rain events. This is a natural process in undisturbed areas, however, human development can change the timing, duration, and quantity of flows reaching streams after rain events. This is because impervious surfaces (such as asphalt or roof-tops) prevent the natural infiltration of rainwater and typically route water directly to streams. This can lead to severe flooding and erosion issues and is a major source of pollution to streams and rivers.
The Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District (also called “Soil and Water”, 513-732-7075) addresses drainage and flooding problems caused by stormwater. Soil and Water strives to enhance the quality of life in Clermont County by improving water quality through proper planning and through the promotion of effective stormwater management practices. Contact Soil and Water or visit their website (see the “Programs & Services” menu for Stormwater) for more information.
If you are a commercial or industrial entity or conducting new or modifying construction then you’ll need to understand what permits you may need and what regulations you must follow. For more information in Clermont County contact the the Clermont County Permit Central office at (513) 732-7213