Floyd County Indiana Stormwater
Floyd County is required, by the 1987 Clean Water Act, to obtain a permit through IDEM (Indiana Department of Environmental Management) to enter into a MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) program that follows EPA’s Phase II of the NPDES standards for clean water. The permit requires Floyd County to develop a stormwater management plan and to implement best management practices (stormwater pollution prevention measures). This unfunded mandate has 6 (six) minimum control measures that must be incorporated into our management plan. Ordinances were written to include these standards and created a Stormwater Board that became the executors of these regulations. Please view the Floyd County Ordinances and the Stormwater Management Plan.
Floyd County Ordinances
Floyd County has adopted a new ordinance to help with drainage maintenance standards and control. These standards should help everyone know what they can and cannot do in pre-approved drainage easements inside of Floyd County’s MS4 jurisdiction. This ordinance will protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of persons within the County by improving Stormwater drainage. If you have questions pertaining to this ordinance or other Stormwater related questions please feel free to contact our office during normal business hours.
- Floyd County Resolution FCR2004-21 - Resolution Approving Amendments to Zoning Ordinance
- Floyd County Ordinance FCO2007-5 - Authorizing & Establishing Stormwater Dept
- Floyd County Ordinance FCO2007-6 - Authorizing & Establishing Stormwater Management Fees
- Floyd County Ordinance FCO2013-4 - Ordinance Establishing Stormater Drainage Maintenance Standards
Floyd County Ordinance:
Floyd County Stormwater Department Quality Management Permit Application
If you or your company is participating in land disturbing activities that involve more than one (1) acre then you are required to apply for a Quality Management Permit. Applications can be picked up in person at 2524 Corydon Pike Suite 201 Stormwater Department. If you are unsure if you need to apply, please call the Floyd County Stormwater Director, Chris Moore 812-949-5446.
Floyd County Stormwater Design Manual
Floyd County has adopted new standards when it comes to designing new infrastructure with the Floyd County Stormwater Design Manual. In the past, developers had to guess or hire an outside firm to help decide what type of infrastructure to install. If you are thinking about developing a piece of land within the County’s MS4 area you will need to use this manual as your tool when it comes to putting in Stormwater facilities. We provide this to you online so you can download it and have a digital copy on your computer. If you would like a paper copy you may call us for that information. We hope this user friendly manual is a helpful guide as to what is needed and expected when it comes to your development. If you have questions about this manual or other Stormwater related questions please feel free to contact our office anytime during normal business hours.
Starting on 2007 the County could no longer take funds from the General and Edit funds to supplement these measures, so a user fee was needed. It was introduced as: residential parcel to receive a flat rate of 3.25 per month and all non-residential parcels would be based on impervious surface per parcel. The national average of 2,500 sq ft of impervious to equal 1 ERU (Equivalent Residential Unit) was used to calculate the fee. After careful consideration the Stormwater Board felt that it needed more public input and formed a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). They wanted to get recommendations from this group before they implemented any impervious fee structure so they went to a temporary flat rate for every parcel. After two years of a flat rate it was time to move the fee to a fair and equitable means of charging a fee. With input from the CAC, the Board, changed the impervious surface average to 3,700 sq ft and put in a low impact parcel credit and abated the total fee for 3 years. Plus, they created a credits policy that gives customers the opportunity to receive credit for being good stewards of the program. More information about these changes can be found on the links below.
Stormwater Credit overview (pdf)
Stormwater Fees and Credits (pdf)
New Albany Township Master Plan
The Floyd County Stormwater Department would like to announce the completion of the New Albany Township Master Plan when it comes to storm water. The Stormwater Board retained the services of Heritage Engineering to develop a comprehensive storm water study for the approximate are bounded by Grant Line Road, Charlestown Road, Interstate 265 and the Floyd County line. This report summarizes the results of the hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, as well as field inspection analysis of the customer service requests from 2010 to 2013 for the study area.
Disclaimer: The Floyd County Stormwater Department with the help of Heritage Engineering has completed a stormwater master plan for the New Albany Township inside of Floyd County’s MS4 jurisdiction. This document is solely meant to be a guide for future planning and design of new infrastructure within this area. This document shall be considered a reference document and utilized in conjunction with the New Albany and Floyd County Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Design Manual in any future improvement projects. No timeline or set projects are to be construed from this document. All issues outlined in this document shall require approval by the Floyd County Stormwater Board and its representatives. Questions about this and other Stormwater activities should be addressed to the Floyd County Stormwater Director (Mr. Chris Moore at 812-949-5446 or email@example.com).
2019 Stormwater Department Board Meetings
Stormwater Department Board Meetings are open to the public.
Where: Commissioners Conference Room, Pine View Government Center
When: Meetings begin at 4:30pm
August - 6th
September - 3rd
October - 1st
November - 6th
December - 3rd
Floyd County Stormwater is responsible for all non–jurisdiction areas of Floyd County. Floyd County Stormwater Department will come to your site for any drainage issues or concerns that are within an easement that has approval from Floyd County. Please contact Floyd County Stormwater with any others questions or concerns.
Stormwater doesn’t just effect grownups, but kids are also impacted by poor water quality. From not being able to swim in a local watering hole or not being allowed to go fishing because poor conditions. Kids are helpful in reminding us how important clean storm water is to kids of all ages. Education doesn’t always have to be boring, so here are a couple of website that the kids might enjoy.
- National Geographic Kid's Green Tips
- National Geographic Kid's Green Games
- One Drop: Why We Need Green Infrastructure (Video)
- Stormwater Walk Newsletter
- Stormwater Matters Word Search
For additional information about the Floyd County Stormwater Department. Please visit the following websites!