An educated and informed community can not only prevent pollution in stormwater, but also identify and report illicit discharges or construction activities that may negatively affect stormwater. Therefore, Minimum Control Measure (MCM) 1 of the MS4 General Permit requires every MS4 permittee to run an education and outreach program to teach their community about the impacts of stormwater discharge. The education and outreach program should foster proper stormwater management behaviors.
The MS4 General Permit requires MS4 permittees to:
Click on the blue links above in the "MS4 General Permit requirements" section to get more information and resources specific to those permit requirements. In addition, all resources related to MCM 1 are below.
Fact sheets and guidance documents should provide background information and tips to inform your approach to implementing MCM 1 - Public Education and Outreach.
Documentation and tracking templates are examples that local stormwater staff are currently using to meet the MS4 General Permit requirements for MCM 1 - Public Education and Outreach.
Example procedures are those that local stormwater staff are currently using to meet the MS4 General Permit requirements for MCM 1 - Public Education and Outreach.
Below are examples, tools, or other resources to jump-start your public education program.