|About||The Water Pollution Control Plant is owned and managed by the City of Seymour.|
The Water Pollution Control Plant is owned and managed by the City of Seymour. The (WPC) department is charged with the responsibility of the daily operation and maintenance of the City of Seymour’s 8.7 million gallons/ day plant, the 125 miles of sanitary sewer, 25 miles of storm sewer collection systems, and 36 sanitary lift stations. The WPC must meet or exceed all Federal, State and Local specifications for effluent quality control, and provide all required reports and obtain all permits for operation of the facilities. The WPC also monitors 11 Industrial Users in the city to ensure compliance with city regulations. Funding for this utility comes from fees assessed each user.
Stormwater is water that originates during precipitation events. It may also be used to apply to water that originates with snowmelt that enters the stormwater system. Stormwater that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff, which either flows directly into surface waterways or is channeled into storm sewers, which eventually discharge to surface waters.
Stormwater is of concern for two main issues: one related to the volume and timing of runoff water (flood control and water supplies) and the other related to potential contaminants that the water is carrying, i.e. water pollution. As the runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops), it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that could adversely affect water quality if the runoff is discharged untreated.
In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with regulating stormwater pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA). The goal of the CWA is to restore all “Waters of the United States” to their “fishable” and “swimmable” conditions.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Storm Water Quality Manual provides guidelines and specific storm water quality measures for controlling soil erosion;