National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
Rain water that falls within the watershed surrounding the City of Vienna is transported to the Ohio River through a complex conveyance system that includes curbs, gutters, catch basins and storm drains. Flow traveling over land to the stormwater conveyance system can transfer contaminants, such as chemicals (pesticides, fertilizer, oils, etc.) and solids (grass clippings, leaves, trash, etc.) to the receiving stream.
In order to reduce the potential of these contaminants reaching receiving streams throughout the state, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has begun registering Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), such as Vienna, through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water program. This program attempts to mitigate contamination through Six Minimum Control Measures:
Public Education and Outreach
Public Involvement and Participation
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Construction Site Runoff Control
Post-Construction Storm Water Control
Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Organizations
The purpose of this site is to inform the citizens of Vienna about the City's program to address the Six Minimum Control Measures and to provide an opportunity for the community to participate in implementing the procedures to better water quality the region.
Reporting Illicit Discharge
To report any Illicit Stormwater Discharge (IDDE) or illegal dumping into city storm drains or water ways please call or contact the Stormwater Department; you may do so anonymously.