Stormwater and the MS4 Program in Richmond
The City of Richmond is a MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Community. A MS4 Community is owned by a state, city, town, village or other public entity that discharges to waters of the U.S.; designed or used to collect or convey stormwater (including storm drains, pipes, ditches, etc.); not a combined sewer; and not part of a publicly owned treatment works (sewage treatment plant).
The City of Richmond is part of the federally mandated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II. The NPDES is a national program for addressing sources of stormwater discharges which adversely affect the quality of our nation’s waters. This program requires the implementation of six minimum control measures. These measures are monitored for compliance by the EPA and Kentucky Division of Water. Check out our other pages for more detailed information.
Floodplain Management and the CRS Program in Richmond
The City of Richmond participates in floodplain management and the CRS program. Floodplains are the land areas susceptible to being inundated by flood waters from any source. The City of Richmond provides support in relation to development and maintenance of these areas. The city also participates in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). This is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.