What is NPDES Phase II?
What does this mean for Geauga County?
All construction occurring in townships in Geauga County will be affected by the construction activity segment of the NPDES Phase II Regulations. Upon implementation, sites greater than one (1) acre will be regulated for erosion and sediment control. Zoning in Geauga County allows for very few sites of less than one acre due to septic system requirements. This will increase the amount of sites currently regulated significantly and hopefully reduce the amount of sediment as a form of nonpoint source pollution that enters our streams and rivers.
What is Geauga SWCDs role?
Geauga SWCD provides services that assist the County in meeting all six minimum control measures. Minimum Control Measures 1, 2, 4, and 5 are almost exclusively provided by Geauga SWCD while Minimum Control Measure 6 we provide assistance to the Phase II communities.
Geauga SWCD prepares the Operational Plans and Annual Reports as can be viewed below. Geauga County Plans Stormwater Management Program for Geauga County Geauga County and Townships Facilities/Operations Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Program Plan
Annual Reports 2021 Geauga County Ohio EPA NPDES Annual Report 2020 Geauga County Ohio EPA NPDES Annual Report