Storm Water Management – Phase II Requirements

In 1999, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published Phase II regulations for storm water discharges. Smaller communities and public entities that are a part of a contiguous urban area and have separate storm sewer systems such as the Charter Township of Orion are subject to these requirements. (The Phase I regulations took effect in 1990 and applied to communities with a population greater than 100,000).

 

As part of the Phase II regulations, Orion Township was required to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permit (NPDES). One of the conditions of the NPDES permit is to develop a Public Education Program. Therefore, the Township will periodically advertise events concerning storm water management on its website. The Township will also be working with the Clinton River Watershed Council and other local communities on various educational programs concerning storm water management. Please visit the Clinton River Watershed Council website or call (248) 601-0606 for event updates and educational materials.

 

Telephone Complaint System for Illicit Discharges

A telephone complaint system has been coordinated through the Township Supervisor’s Office for residents, business owners, and developers to call to report illicit discharges.

 

Illicit discharge is the discharge of untreated sanitary wastewater or other polluting materials into a water body. Some common examples are: sanitary sewage being improperly connected and discharged to the storm sewer, improperly designed or functioning septic systems, sanitary sewer over flow, improper dumping of waste products (ex: emptying a mobile home into a catch basin or pouring motor oil into an open body of water).

 

Please call (248) 391-0304, ext 101, to report any illicit discharges.

 

Drain Office/Operations & Maintenance Division

The Operations & Maintenance Division (O&M) of the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office operates and maintains municipal water systems, storm drains and sewage disposal systems, wastewater treatment and retention facilities, and provides information resources on water and sewer systems. Various municipalities have requested O&M Division services.

 

To notify them of water or sewer emergencies, call (248) 624-6366 (available 24 hours a day).

 

Click here for current emergency notifications.