When precipitation falls from the sky, it forms into puddles and rills of water that flow across yards, paved lots, and fields into our streets and storm sewers. Along the way, it picks up pollutants such as oil, salt, pesticides, bacteria, and sediment that can cause pollution. Ultimately, the majority of that water ends up in our streams and rivers.
Effective management of this stormwater runoff and the fulfillment of stormwater regulatory requirements dictate the need for the City of Circleville to adopt a comprehensive approach to stormwater management that ties together stormwater quantity control with quality protection, as well as protection of the stream channels, riparian corridors, flood plain management, habitat preservation and habitat restoration.
In 2022, the Circleville City Council passed specific revisions to our Codified Ordinances related to Stormwater Management. You can find Ordinance 1193.05here, and Ordinance 925.181 here.
These programs are all focused on water quality issues that may impact our streams. You can do your part by practicing your own good housekeeping. Don’t sweep grass clippings into the street, minimize your use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and don’t litter. For more hints, download our current brochure.
Additionally, the following is a list of Storm Water related documents that may be helpful: