Stormwater Management

Welcome

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

Mission Statement

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Residents outside the City and Annexed City limits should call 393 3000. All other Warren County residents should email warrenc.osm, click here to complete a contact form, OR call 270-843-5363 with drainage issues/questions. Common drainage issues/questions:
  • The ditch in front of my house has not been cleaned out in years, who do I call?
  • My neighbor has stopped up the drainage ditch with leaves and brush and now my yard floods. What should I do?
  • I think I need to have a drainage ditch cut into my yard because my house floods every time it rains. What should I do?
  • I have a storm water drain that seems to be clogged. Who do I contact about this?
  • I think I have an area that is contaminated, can I bring the soil in to get tested?
  • My yard floods quickly with storm water. Who do I contact about having a drain installed?
During the review process for the building permit application a Stormwater team member will review your application and provide direction concerning our requirements. If you would like a review of your building site prior to the permitting process please email us at WarrenC.OSM@ky.gov OR give us a call at 270.779.1523.
Please email us at WarrenC.OSM@ky.gov OR give us a call at 270.779.1523 to review your site/request for specific direction for your site.
No, but Warren County has rain barrels, which are free to Warren County residents who live outside the City or Annexed City limits.