Stormwater Management

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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans

The discharge of stormwater was once a low environmental priority for the EPA until 1972 when the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, or Clean Water Act (CWA), was amended to uphold that the discharge of pollutants to U.S. waterways is unlawful.

Under the CWA, the majority of industrial, construction, and municipal operations are required to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) administers federal stormwater permitting and requires regulated industries to reduce stormwater pollution through the development and implementation of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). The SWPPP describes the various actions the facility will undertake to prevent the contamination of stormwater runoff.

REI works with our clients to develop a SWPPP and provide on-site SWPPP training to ensure that the client’s employees are aware of the requirements of the SWPPP. When properly trained, employees are more capable of preventing spills and responding safely and effectively to an accident if one should occur that could lead to stormwater contamination.

REI's team of professionals can assist clients with the following:

  • Plan preparation for Tier 1 and Tier 2 industrial facilities
  • Stormwater runoff sampling for Tier 1 permitted facilities
  • Facility evaluation for attaining "no exposure certification”
  • Implementation of SWPPP
  • Employee training