Floyd County Indiana Stormwater
- MS4 Permit
- Design Manual
- Master Plans
- Kid's Corner
- MS4 Permit
- Design Manual
- Master Plans
- Kid's Corner
Floyd County is required, by the 1987 Clean Water Act, to obtain a permit through IDEM (Indiana Department of Environmental Management) to enter into a MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) program that follows EPA’s Phase II of the NPDES standards for clean water. The permit requires Floyd County to develop a stormwater management plan and to implement best management practices (stormwater pollution prevention measures). This unfunded mandate has 6 (six) minimum control measures that must be incorporated into our management plan. Ordinances were written to include these standards and created a Stormwater Board that became the executors of these regulations. Please view the Floyd County Ordinances and the Stormwater Management Plan.
In conjunction with IDEM and EPA regulations Floyd County must submit an Notice of Intent (NOI) Public Notice for our new MS4 permit. In 2022 IDEM and the EPA is requiring Floyd County to submit for a new permit since Indiana is now under a permit by rule state. For more information about IDEM and EPA please go to their websites. You can find links to them in our additional tab.
Floyd County (2524 Corydon Pike, New Albany, IN 47150) intends to discharge stormwater into the Headwaters Buck Creek(HUC 051401040201), Little Indian creek-Indian Creek (HUC 051401040301), Little Indian Creek (HUC 051401040302), Jersey Park Creek - Indian Creek(HUC 051401040303), Richland Creek-Indian Creek(HUC 051401040304), Corn Creek-Indian Creek (HUC 051401040401), Town of Lanesville-Little Indian Creek (HUC 051401040402), Bear Creek (HUC 051401040603) Muddy Fork-Elk Run (HUC 051401010703), Knob (HUC 051401010905), Silver Creek-Pleasant Run(HUC 051401010805), Jacobs Creek-Silver Creek (HUC 051401010806),Fall Run-Ohio River (HUC 051401010904) watersheds, and is submitting a Notice of Intent to notify the Indiana Department of Environmental Management of the MS4 entity's intent to comply with the requirements of the Indiana MS4 General Permit (INR040000) to discharge stormwater run-off.
Floyd County Ordinances
Floyd County has adopted a new ordinance to help with drainage maintenance standards and control. These standards should help everyone know what they can and cannot do in pre-approved drainage easements inside of Floyd County’s MS4 jurisdiction. This ordinance will protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of persons within the County by improving Stormwater drainage. If you have questions pertaining to this ordinance or other Stormwater related questions please feel free to contact our office during normal business hours.
- Floyd County Resolution FCR2004-21 - Resolution Approving Amendments to Zoning Ordinance
- Floyd County Ordinance FCO2007-5 - Authorizing & Establishing Stormwater Dept
- Floyd County Ordinance FCO2021-30 - Authorizing & Establishing Stormwater Management Fees
- Floyd County Ordinance FCO2013-4 - Ordinance Establishing Stormater Drainage Maintenance Standards
Floyd County Ordinance:
Floyd County Stormwater Department Quality Management Permit Application
If you or your company is participating in land disturbing activities that involve more than one (1) acre then you are required to apply for a Quality Management Permit. Applications can be picked up in person at 2524 Corydon Pike Suite 201 Stormwater Department. If you are unsure if you need to apply, please call the Floyd County Stormwater Director, Chris Moore 812-949-5446.
Floyd County Stormwater Design Manual
Floyd County has updated their standards when it comes to designing new infrastructure with the adoption of the November 2020 Stormwater Design Manual. Thee last manual was created in December of 2012 and the years has past new and better designs has come about and Floyd County recognized that the need to update the design manual was necessary. If you are developing a piece of land within the County’s MS4 area you will need to use this manual as your tool when it comes to putting in Stormwater facilities. We provide this to you online so you can download it and have a digital copy on your computer. If you would like a paper copy you may call us for that information. We hope this user friendly manual is a helpful guide as to what is needed and expected when it comes to your development. If you have questions about this manual or other Stormwater related questions please feel free to contact our office anytime during normal business hours.
In 2005, Floyd County was given an unfunded mandate from IDEM and the US EPA to manage and oversee Stormwater runoff within our county. In 2007, Floyd County installed a user fee to cover costs associated with this unfunded mandate. Floyd County, with the help of our citizens, created a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) in 2007, which studied how funding would evolve throughout time. With the recommendation from the CAC, Floyd County Officials went to an Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) approach to funding. With Residential staying at a flat rate of $3.25 per month, other land uses were based on the amount of impervious surface each parcel contained. Each ERU was charged $3.25 per month. To help with this financial responsibility, Floyd County Officials set up a credit system. Below you can find links to information about credits and how to obtain them.
New Albany Township Master Plan
The Floyd County Stormwater Department would like to announce the completion of the New Albany Township Master Plan when it comes to storm water. The Stormwater Board retained the services of Heritage Engineering to develop a comprehensive storm water study for the approximate are bounded by Grant Line Road, Charlestown Road, Interstate 265 and the Floyd County line. This report summarizes the results of the hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, as well as field inspection analysis of the customer service requests from 2010 to 2013 for the study area.
Disclaimer: The Floyd County Stormwater Department with the help of Heritage Engineering has completed a stormwater master plan for the New Albany Township inside of Floyd County’s MS4 jurisdiction. This document is solely meant to be a guide for future planning and design of new infrastructure within this area. This document shall be considered a reference document and utilized in conjunction with the New Albany and Floyd County Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Design Manual in any future improvement projects. No timeline or set projects are to be construed from this document. All issues outlined in this document shall require approval by the Floyd County Stormwater Board and its representatives. Questions about this and other Stormwater activities should be addressed to the Floyd County Stormwater Director (Mr. Chris Moore at 812-949-5446 or [email protected]).
2022 Stormwater Department Board Meetings
Stormwater Department Board Meetings are open to the public.
Where: Commissioners Conference Room #104, Pine View Government Center
When: Meetings begin at 4:30pm
- January 4th
- February 1st
- March 1st
- April 5th
Monday, May 2nd(Rescheduled to May 17th at 4:30pm)
- June 7th
- July 6th
- August 2nd
- September 6th
- October 4th
- November 1st
- December 6th
Floyd County Stormwater is responsible for all non–jurisdiction areas of Floyd County. Floyd County Stormwater Department will come to your site for any drainage issues or concerns that are within an easement that has approval from Floyd County. Please contact Floyd County Stormwater with any others questions or concerns.
Stormwater doesn’t just effect grownups, but kids are also impacted by poor water quality. From not being able to swim in a local watering hole or not being allowed to go fishing because poor conditions. Kids are helpful in reminding us how important clean storm water is to kids of all ages. Education doesn’t always have to be boring, so here are a couple of website that the kids might enjoy.
- National Geographic Kid's Green Tips
- National Geographic Kid's Green Games
- One Drop: Why We Need Green Infrastructure (Video)
- Stormwater Walk Newsletter
- Stormwater Matters Word Search
For additional information about the Floyd County Stormwater Department. Please visit the following websites!