What We Do
The Shelby County project manager is designated as the Shelby County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Coordinator. The MS4 program helps prevent stormwater contamination as it flows to our rivers, streams, and lakes. The program is implemented as outlined in the Stormwater Quality Management Plan (SWQMP).
An illicit discharge is another way to describe when the act of polluting, either intentionally or unintentionally, results in pollutants entering stormwater drainage systems.
Illicit discharges generally occur when pollutants, like leaked gasoline or litter, are carried away by rain as it flows over hard surfaces, like roads, and into our stormwater drains. However, intentional illicit discharges, such as pouring paint down a storm drain, also pose a threat to our environment.
If you think you see an illicit discharge, let us know! Call us at (502) 633-1220 Ext. 229.
Share your thoughts on disaster preparedness in Shelby County! The Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) is updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan for Shelby County and wants to be informed of community concerns. Visit the KIPDA survey to contribute!