There are a variety of ways that the public is involved with Beavercreek’s plan. In fact, the public plays a vital role in helping the City of Beavercreek implement the plan. This is done by helping the city manage the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), storm water runoff, and outfall by reporting issues observed with the current storm sewers, such as debris buildup, clogged outlets from detention areas, etc.
By helping to reduce litter at homes, businesses, and public areas, the public helps the appearance of the city. As a secondary improvement from these activities, water quality is also improved by reducing debris and other pollutants that can be included in runoff that makes its way to the MS4 and eventually water bodies throughout the city.
A role that the public plays with the management program that is essential to the success of Beavercreek’s Storm Water Management Program is the identifying and reporting of illicit discharges into the system. The public can report an illicit discharge a variety of ways.