The City of Jamestown Engineering Department Storm Water Management goal is to reduce the total amount of sediment and pollutants within the City’s stormwater sewer systems and open water ways that drain into the Pipestem and James River system. Management of storm water will have a direct influence on our natural environment.
Federal and State Regulations
A 1987 amendment to the Federal Clean Water Act Phase II was broadened to include small construction sites, 11 categories of industrial facilities, and metropolitan municipalities (populations less the 100,000) that were temporarily exempt. In 2007, the City of Jamestown, by regulation of the City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) permit, enacted Ordinance No. 1314 Chapter 31 of the Code of the City of Jamestown Pertaining to Storm Water Management.
Storm Water Management Ordinance
The Omega 8th Grade House at the Jamestown Middle School Stenciling Program:
This program under the supervision of teachers, parents, State and City departments with the help of the Omega 8th Grade House students educate the City of Jamestown residents by stenciling “DUMP NO WASTE - DRAINS TO STREAMS“ near all the city’s inlets. Students also use 'door hangers' with storm water information in many residential areas to help educate the public.
Workshops hosted by the City Engineering department and the North Dakota Health Department help educate area contractors of all the new regulations and everyday problem solving.