Stormwater Division

The permit requirements for Public Involvement/Participation for Minimum Control Measure 2 (MCM 2) are defined in Section 4.2.2-4.2.2.4 of the Jordan Valley Municipalities (MS4) Permit; No. UTS000001

The following is a summary of the requirements for MCM 2.
Comply with applicable State, and local public notice requirements to involve interest groups and stakeholders for their input on the SWMP. Make available to the public a current version of the SWMP document for review and input for the life of the permit. This should be posted on the City’s website.

Programs
2.1 Riverton Stormwater Utility Citizen Advisory Committee (SUCAC)
2.2 Riverton Stormwater Web Page
2.3 Volunteer Opportunity
2.4 Public Comment



2.1 Riverton Stormwater Utility Citizen Advisory Committee
Year Executed: 2011
Reference Regulation:
4.2.2.1
Target Pollutants:
Common household pollutants, e.g., fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, typical residential landscaping and maintenance pollutants and debris, garage chemicals and petrochemicals and other similar waste. Waste related to similar activities associated with commercial properties. Common construction pollutants, e.g., Sediment, nutrients, heavy metals, acids and based(pH), pesticides & herbicides, bacteria & viruses, trash, debris, miscellaneous solids
Audiences:
SUCAC and General Public
Description:
The committee consists of people living or working in Riverton City representing residents, business, agricultural and institutions in relation stormwater system user types. Staff has also involves a councilman representing the public. Its role is to advise the Stormwater Division in making recommendations to the Riverton City Council on matters pertaining to the Utility, Capital Facility Projects and the Stormwater Management Plan. The plan is to meet annually and create a forum to ongoing communication with Riverton Public Works and Stormwater staff.
Rational:
The MS4 regulation requires involvement from residents including commercial, institutional, agricultural, construction and residential owners. It is also necessary to staff to better understand the need and challenges of its population types.
Measure of Success:
Maintain meeting minutes and questions & answers.
Responsible Staff:
Public Works Director, Stormwater Manager
Funding:
Stormwater Utility, General Fund
Standard Operations Procedures:
Conclusion:
2017-2018
This program is not successful. The City recognizes the value of a Citizen Advisory Committee however we  believe the return relative to staff’s available resources is small and time should be focused towards other programs having a greater benefit to water quality and the environment at this time.   The regulation is not simple to follow or understand for committee members unless a lot of effort is put into presentation of the  programs therefore the City plans to focus more effort here in the future to refine programs rather that to create programs.


2.2 Riverton Stormwater Web Page
Year Executed: 2011
Reference Regulation:
4.2.2.2, 4.2.2.3, 4.2.2.4
Target Pollutants:
Common household pollutants, e.g., fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, typical residential landscaping and maintenance pollutants and debris, garage chemicals and petrochemicals and other similar waste. Waste related to similar activities associated with commercial properties. Common construction pollutants, e.g., Sediment, nutrients, heavy metals, acids and based(pH), pesticides & herbicides, bacteria & viruses, trash, debris, miscellaneous solids. 
Audiences:
Engineers, Construction Contractors, Developers, Planners, City Staff and Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional Property Owners
Description:
The City Stormwater Webpage provides residents, businesses, Institutions, contractors, developers, engineers and planners all the information necessary to understand and comply with City standards, ordinances, permit programs that pertain to MS4 requirements.
Rational:
The MS4 regulation requires the SWMP to be available on the web. However, staff also needed a productive way to provide residence, businesses, contractors, developers, engineers, planners and other intend by the regulation easy and efficient access all the information necessary to understand and comply with City standards, ordinances, permit programs and the MS4 requirements in order to satisfy many of the other MS4 requirements.
Measure of Success:
Evaluate Stormwater Division Program hits and draw conclusions
Stormwater Program Web Page Activity Statistics
Responsible Staff:
Stormwater Utility Manager
Funding:
Stormwater Utility, General Fund 
Conclusion:
2017-2018
This is the one of the City's most effective programs for providing MS4 program information information.  It saves staff time and facilitates uniformity of programs including in-house programs.  It is the primary tool for the public to obtain the information about MS4 programs, permits, design standards and other information.   The construction programs see the most activity from the webpage.  Development is strong now and so we should expect to see high numbers there.  A web statistic that does not seem match the number of web inquiries is the Emergency Spill and Illegal Dumping Hotline.  The Spill and Dumping log is a lot smaller than the number of web inquiries.  It is possible that the public used the Hotline to file common construction related trackout, dust and trash complaints.


2.3 Volunteer Opportunity
Year Executed: 2011
Reference Regulation: 4.2.2
Target Pollutants:
Common household pollutants, e.g., fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, typical residential landscaping and maintenance pollutants and debris, garage chemicals and petrochemicals and other similar waste. Waste related to similar activities associated with commercial properties. Common construction pollutants, e.g., Sediment, nutrients, heavy metals, acids and based(pH), pesticides & herbicides, bacteria & viruses, trash, debris, miscellaneous solids
Audiences:
General Public
Description:
Described by the Volunteer Program Inlet Marking SOP
Described by the Volunteer Program River and Creek SOP
Rational:
One of the very noticeable problems is the misunderstanding that stormwater is wastewater. Staff hopes that encouraging service opportunities will help the public first understand the value of stormwater runoff but also help the public take ownership by contributing to the improvement of the systems that collect runoff or contribute to cleaner runoff.
Measure of Success:
Maintain regular flow of volunteers
Volunteer Programs Log
Responsible Staff:
Stormwater Utility Manager, Parks and Recreation Director
Funding:
Stormwater Utility
Standard Operations Procedures:
Appendix:
Conclusion
2017-2018
All stormwater related project were Eagle Projects except for one middle school student project.




2.4 Public Comment
Year Executed: 2011
Reference Regulation:
4.2.2.2, 4.2.2.3, 4.2.2.4
Target Pollutants:
Common household pollutants, e.g., fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, typical residential landscaping and maintenance pollutants and debris, garage chemicals and petrochemicals and other similar waste. Waste related to similar activities associated with commercial properties. Common construction pollutants, e.g., Sediment, nutrients, heavy metals, acids and based(pH), pesticides & herbicides, bacteria & viruses, trash, debris, miscellaneous solids
Audiences:
General Public
Description:
The City subscribes to a service called “MyCivic”. This service allows the public to file issues online or provide feedback to City staff regarding services and programs.  The service facilitates documentation, and resolution through interconnecting City Departments and Divisions.
Rational:
The primary purpose for obtaining PublicStuff was to manage public complaints relating mainly to public services. Staff is applying this to the MS4 requirement also.
Measure of Success:
Evaluate the quantity and significance of the MS4 regulated related comments.
Responsible Staff:
Stormwater Utility Manager
Funding:
General fund, Stormwater Utility
 
Conclusion:
2017-2018