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