Calhoun County, Alabama


Calhoun County Storm Water Information

Calhoun County is designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) as an owner/operator of a Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4). The USEPA's Phase II Stormwater Regulations, which were implemented in March 2003, require operators of regulated Phase II MS4s to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and to develop a stormwater management program designed to protect water quality and to prevent harmful pollutants in stormwater runoff from being washed into the MS4. The County received its current Phase II Stormwater NPDES permit (ALR040004) on October 1, 2016. The current permit coverage will expire on September 30, 2021.
    The intent of the Phase II regulations is to reduce the adverse impacts to water quality and aquatic habitat by instituting the use of controls on the unregulated sources of stormwater discharges. In order to comply with these regulations Calhoun County must satisfy six "minimum control measures," including:  

      • Public Education and Outreach
      • Public Participation/Involvement
      • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
      • Construction Site Runoff Control
      • Post-Construction Stormwater Management
      • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping



Useful Links

Calhoun County Storm Water Plan (Adobe pdf document)

2017 Storm Water Management Program Report (Large Adobe pdf document)

2016 Storm Water Management Program Report (Large Adobe pdf document)

Phase II Information

Urbanized map for Calhoun County (Adobe pdf document)

Alabama Low Impact Development Handbook

Alabama Handbook for Erosion Control, Sediment Control and Stormwater Management
on Construction Sites and Urban Areas

Illicit Discharge Form in pdf. Please return to Chris Gann via highway email address on left.


Who do I contact with a storm water concern?
Please contact Chris Gann, Assistant County Engineer at (256) 237-4657.

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