As the owners of a small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), Perrysburg falls under the Phase II Stormwater Rule and holds permit coverage with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). This permit requires the City to create and follow a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) that outlines tactics to preserve, protect, and improve the water quality in the City of Perrysburg.
Details on each topic of the plan are detailed in this document.
What is Stormwater?
The City of Perrysburg's stormwater conveyance system, unlike the sanitary sewer system, moves surface water runoff from rain, irrigation, and outdoor water use directly to our waterways. Any pollutants that are collected in this stormwater flow (run-off) goes untreated into our rivers and lakes. The stormwater conveyance system includes streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, catch basins, and storm drain inlets. In the City of Perrysburg, our storm water conveyance system ultimately discharges to the Maumee River, which then flows northeast to Lake Erie. Educating our citizens and visitors on stormwater issues and how we can improve the quality of our water through our daily tasks is one of our most powerful tools for improving our environment.