The Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) Program enacted Phase II Stormwater regulations that require operators of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) to implement programs and practices to minimize pollution from stormwater runoff. The regulations require MS4s within urbanized or densely populated areas, such as the Town of Middletown, to develop storm water management programs and to obtain RIPDES Phase II storm water permits.
Middletown’s Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) was adopted by the Town Council in December of 2003 and revised in April 2009. The goal of the SWMP is to reduce adverse impacts to water quality, aquatic habitat, and human health by instituting the use of controls on the unregulated sources of storm water discharges that have the greatest likelihood of causing continued environmental degradation.
Rhode Island Stormwater Mangement Links
RIDEM Storm Water Design Manual – Rhode Island Department of Environmental ManagementStormwater Design & Installation Standards Manual
RIDEM RIPDES – Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
RI NEMO – RI Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials
Resources for Households
Information on Septic System Care: http://www.dem.ri.gov/septicsmart