Calhoun County Storm Water Information
Calhoun County is designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) as an owner/operator of a Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4). The USEPA's Phase II Stormwater Regulations, which were implemented in March 2003, require operators of regulated Phase II MS4s to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and to develop a stormwater management program designed to protect water quality and to prevent harmful pollutants in stormwater runoff from being washed into the MS4. The County received its current Phase II Stormwater NPDES permit (ALR040004) on October 1, 2016. The current permit coverage will expire on October 31, 2021.
The intent of the Phase II regulations is to reduce the adverse impacts to water quality and aquatic habitat by instituting the use of controls on the unregulated sources of stormwater discharges. In order to comply with these regulations Calhoun County must satisfy six "minimum control measures," including:
Public Education and Outreach
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Construction Site Runoff Control
Post-Construction Stormwater Management
Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping
Calhoun County Storm Water Plan (Adobe pdf document)
2015 Storm Water Management Program Report (Large Adobe pdf document)
2014 Storm Water Management Program Report (Large Adobe pdf document)
Urbanized map for Calhoun County (Adobe pdf document)
Who do I contact with a storm water concern?
Please contact Chris Gann, Assistant County Engineer at (256) 237-4657.