Birmingham Public Schools
Stormwater Management Program
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As required by the Environmental Protection Agency, Birmingham Public Schools provides the community with information regarding the Storm Water Management Program.
Stormwater carries untreated water runoff directly into creeks and rivers and, by doing so, impacts our environment. Improper disposal of wastes, such as oil, paint, fertilizer and pesticides will pollute the stormwater and destroy plants, endanger wildlife and affect drinking water. Never dump materials, including grass clippings, into any storm drain or drainage canal, and be sure to keep any catch basins on your property free of grass clippings and debris.
Birmingham Public Schools is committed to our environment and will strive to be good stewards of the land within our jurisdiction and to use appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPs) to contribute to the improvement of water quality within the Rouge River Watershed where they are located.
Birmingham Public Schools encourages all students, faculty, staff, parents, and visitors to get involved with the opportunities provided by the local water shed groups including Friends of the Rouge, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG ). BPS is committed to “promoting restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement and other collaborative efforts, for the purpose of improving the quality of life of the people, plants and animals of the watershed”.
Birmingham Public Schools has developed and is implementing a Stormwater Management Program Plan(SWMPP) which has been created to provide guidance and instruction for compliance with Part I Section B and Part I Section C.1.a. of NPDES MIS040000 (Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) With Controls Based on Six Minimum Measures) and the accompanying Certificate of Coverage No. MIS040072 issued to Birmingham Public Schools on January 3, 2007. The Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMPP) and this implementation plan are designed to reach specific goals regarding discharge of pollutants from BPS stormwater systems and properties into the Main 1&2 Rouge River Sub-watersheds. The ultimate goal in implementing the plan is to decrease discharge of pollutants to the Maximum Extent Possible (MEP) and to protect the waters of the State of Michigan in compliance with requirements of the Federal and Michigan regulations.
Birmingham Public Schools is committed to practicing sound stormwater management practices and to observance and adherence to all local, state and federal stormwater rules and regulations.