Storm Water

Holland’s storm water program focuses on complying with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit required by the Ohio EPA. The Village falls in the Maumee River watershed and pollutants in area storm sewers, creeks, and ditch networks directly affects the health of not only the Maumee River and Lake Erie, but the entire Great Lakes System. Keeping the local catch basins, sewer inlets, ditches and creeks minimally impacted by pollutants helps stop deterioration of our drinking water and recreational water areas.

 

The Village follows Lucas County guidelines for:

Storm Water Management Plan: Lucas County SWMP

Water quality and detention calculations: Storm Drainage Design

Soil Erosion and Sediment Elimination: Lucas County Soil & Erosion Control

Illicit Discharge and Elimination: DRAFT Lucas County Illicit Discharge Regulations_2022

The basic steps necessary to adequately reduce storm water pollution include:

Public Education and Outreach

Public Involvement and Participation

Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination

Construction Site Runoff Control

Post Construction Storm Water Management

Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping

 

Seasonal Storm Water Awareness

The following links provide information on keeping storm water in the forefront during the year.

Information provided by the Stormwater Coalition, a committee of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG)

Change in the Weather

End of Season Pool and Hot Tub Draining

Winter Ice & Snow Removal

You can make a difference, check out the Toledo Lake Erie Clean Water Clear Choices website for more ways to help protect our water.