The Division of Stormwater Management was created in 2006 to establish an Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) program as mandated by the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Kentucky Division of Water. This EPSC program was established to promote the health, safety, and welfare of Warren County citizens by preventing the pollution, impairment or destruction of its natural resources.
4 Ways You Can Help Us
1 - Report illegal dumping into drains
2 - Report mud on the road
3 - Notify us of drainage complaints
4 - Coordinate with us for educational opportunities
The Division of Stormwater Management was established to promote the health, safety, and welfare of Warren County citizens by preventing the pollution, impairment or destruction of its natural resources.
The Importance of Stormwater Management
During construction, soil is highly vulnerable to erosion by wind and water. Eroded soil endangers our rivers, creeks, streams and underground water resources by reducing water quality and damaging aquatic habitats for fish and other species. Clearing and grading during the construction process reduces the amount of native vegetation necessary for wildlife habitats.
Erosion from construction job sites also clogs our sewers, ditches, sinkholes, and drywells necessitating costly repairs. Not only that, streets and road with sediment deposits from construction job sites are often slick and hazardous to the public.
The Division of Stormwater Management (DSM) was created by Federal mandate to provide a safeguard to persons, protect property, and prevent damage to the environment. DSM promotes public welfare by regulating the design, construction, use, and maintenance of developments and other activities that disturb soil in order to prevent erosion from construction job sites or into our water resources and drainage structures.