What is an MS4?
A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) consists of ditches, culverts, curb drains and any constructed conveyance that collects stormwater and discharges it to natural water ways (creeks, rivers, lakes or wetlands).
As part of the Kentucky Division of Water Phase II Regulations, The City of Bardstown is required to apply for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. Under this 5 year permit the City is mandated to improve water quality from our storm system or MS4.
The MS4 program consists of several requirements, referred to as the six minimum control measures (MCM’s) as follows:
- Public Education and Outreach
- Public Involvement/Participation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Management for Development
- Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping
Bardstown’s Engineering Department is tasked with protecting water quality and managing stormwater issues in our community. To learn more about what the City is doing to meet these requirements check out the links in side navigation pannel or check out the current Stormwater Quality Management Plan (SQMP) document here.
Land Disturbance Permit
If you are building a house, extension, entrance off a city street or other small development within the City Limits, please review the Residents and Home Builders page for more information about the City Land Disturbance Permit.
If you are an Engineer or Developer involved in the construction of a larger Commercial, Industrial or Subdivision development in the City Limits, please review the information on our Commercial, Industrial and Subdivision Developments page.