Stormwater Management

Introduction
Stormwater runoff from construction sites can significantly impact rivers, lakes and estuaries. Sediments that land in the waterways from a construction site can clog the gills of fish, reduce the amount of sunlight reaching aquatic plants, smother aquatic habitats and damage or destroy spawning areas.

Additional Resources
In order to help keep our waterways clean, contractors and developers need to review the following links and documents that provide important guidelines or requirements:

Stormwater Ordinanceopens PDF file
This Ordinance establishes methods for managing the quantity and quality of stormwater entering into the Town of Cedar Lake stormwater drainage system in order to comply with State and Federal requirements.

Stormwater Technical Standards Guideopens PDF file
This document contains formulas and methodologies for the review and design of both stormwater quantity and stormwater quality facilities within the Town of Cedar Lake.

Stormwater Permit Applicationopens PDF file
Permit Application to be submitted as part of construction plans and specifications pursuant to Chapter 4 of the Stormwater Ordinance.

IDEM Rule 5 Permit Guideopens PDF file
Guidance documents for Construction/Land Disturbance Permitting.

Erosion Controlopens PDF file
Strategies to minimize off-site sediment and other pollutants associated with construction activities.

Self Monitoringopens PDF file
Making sure your site is setup to limit the amount of Stormwater run off can help keep lakes and streams clear of debris. Setting up sediment control barriers, stabilizing erodible slopes, making sure chemicals are handled properly, and checking discharge sites to make sure that they are clear of sediment and chemical pollutants are just some ways that you can make sure your site is operating within guidelines.

opens in a new windowIndiana Stormwater Quality Manual
This online manual can help you to learn all there is to know about Stormwater and how to manage it safely and easily.

opens in a new windowEPA Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
EPA section providing additional information on this topic.

opens in a new windowEPA Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Use this link to the EPA web site to better understand and participate in the elimination of illegal discharges into our waterways.