Storm Water – NPDES

Report Illegal Dumping

Report Failing Household Sewage Treatment System (HSTS)



The Water Permits Division (WPD) within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Wastewater Management leads and manages the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program in partnership with EPA Regional Offices, states, tribes, and other stakeholders. To ensure the NPDES permit program is effective, WPD performs a wide variety of activities, including:

  • Shaping the direction of the national NPDES permit program;
  • Producing policies and regulations;
  • Developing technical and administrative tools to support permit issuance;
  • Tracking and managing critical information related to permit issuance, permit quality, and point source pollution abatement;
  • Overseeing the programs managed by the States and Regional Offices; and
  • Providing access to information on NPDES permitting to promote increased awareness and involvement in the NPDES permitting process.


NPDES – National Discharge Elimination System – Brochures and Information

Outdoor Activities for Kids  (Ohio EPA)

Books for Young Children  (Ohio EPA)

Stormwater Permit Coverage Information for your Construction Site  (US EPA)

Storm Water Prevention for the Home  (Ohio EPA)

After the Storm – A Citizen’s Guide – Brochure  (US EPA)

Make your Home the Solution to Stormwater Pollution – Brochure  (US EPA)

Before you light it – Ohio’s Open Burning Regulations  (Ohio EPA)

Ground Water in Ohio  (Ohio EPA)

Improving Water Quality – Fact Sheet  (Ohio EPA)

Harmful Algal Blooms – Protect your Pets and Livestock – Brochure  (Ohio EPA)

Water Efficient Landscaping  (US EPA)

Ohio Wetlands – Fact Sheet  (Ohio EPA)

Subsurface Drainage (Franklin SWCD)

Surface Drainage (Franklin SWCD)

Landscape Solutions for Drainage Problems (Franklin SWCD)

Suggested Plants for Poor Drainage Areas (Franklin SWCD)

CORGI Quick Guide to Planning and Installing Rain Gardens (Franklin SWCD)

Rain Garden Fact Sheet (Franklin SWCD)

Soil Restrictions Found in Franklin County (Franklin SWCD)


For more information on drainage, plant and landscape solutions for drainage, and conservation you can contact the Plain Township Offices at 614-855-7770 or Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District at 614-486-9613.