Below are some videos that can be used for municipal good housekeeping education and training for department heads, employees, and part-time staff. They are also produced to provide education to the public and private sector to help promote stormwater pollution prevention awareness. Videos can be viewed from the webpage or click on the small square in the bottom right corner to view videos in full-screen mode. If you are interested in a presentation on any of these topics, please contact Laura Bowley, firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-747-4896.
Construction Best Management Practices – Introduction: Site Access and Preparation
This 11-minute video was the first in a series focusing on active best management practices (BMPs) on construction sites used to control stormwater runoff, including erosion and sediment control. The video covers initial preparation of the site prior to site grading.
Construction BMPs – 2: Stormwater Runoff/Run On
This 11-minute video is the second in a series focusing on active construction site BMPs designed to handle stormwater runoff, including erosion and sediment control. The video discusses necessary items for preparation of a construction site to handle stormwater runoff from the site and stormwater run-on coming onto the site. Video Topics include Diversions, Check Dams, Slope Drains, Channels, Dewatering, Emergency Routing & Spillways on Plans.
MS4 for Elected Officials: Why is Stormwater Quality Important for Your Community?
The Clean Water Act MS4 program requires regulated communities to implement an overall stormwater quality program. This 8-minute video features MS4 communities’ experienced, elected officials giving their advice and recommendations on why the MS4 program is important and explaining how it helps them with their duties. Newly elected officials can benefit from this educational video and gain a brief overview of the MS4 program. The video also reviews the main requirements that regulated MS4 entities must implement to be in compliance with their permits.
Stormwater Pond Maintenance for Homeowners
This 8-minute video describes the steps required to maintain a residential stormwater management pond. The primary target audience is home or property owners’ associations, but residents living in a community with a stormwater pond can also benefit from this information. Topics covered include an explanation of what a stormwater pond is, why it is necessary, why some ponds fail, what to look for when inspecting the pond, expert tips on maintaining the pond, and how this on-going, needed maintenance is typically paid for.
Stormwater Quality Inspection Video: Active Construction Sites Overview – “What is the Inspector’s Responsibility?”
This 7 minute video explains the Inspector’s overall responsibilities (whether they represent a governmental entity or a private firm) when they inspect an active construction site for compliance with its stormwater quality runoff permit and/or applicable regulatory requirements. An overview of what needs to occur before, during, and after the inspection is presented. This training tool can be used to help inform governmental staff such as state or MS4 entity employees as well as those “trained individuals” conducting required “self-monitoring” inspections on their own sites. The Stormwater Quality Inspector’s role and responsibilities are important ones since their primary job is to help protect our nation’s waters; keeping them free from sediment and other pollutants.
Training Video: Proper Refueling- Keeping Our Waterways Clean
This 6-minute video is designed to highlight the proper techniques for refueling vehicles/ portable containers while reducing the potential for fuel to reach the storm sewer. Proper cleanup and disposal methods are also outlined. This video was shot in Tippecanoe County with the assistance and support of the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality.
Proper Concrete Washout Procedures for Contractors
This 9-minute video was shot in Hamilton County with the participation of the Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association. The goal of this video is to present practices for properly managing concrete washout and concrete finishing discharges for end users. The video features updated BMPs and a demonstration on how to washout in smaller areas.
Blue is the New Green: Stormwater Do’s and Don’t’s
“Blue is the New Green” – this 10 minute video reviews the Do’s and Don’ts of basic stormwater pollution prevention practices that should be implemented by everyone in their home, yard, and when they are out and about. This training tool will assist with educating the general public on the correct way to help protect our environment, with a focus on how to help keep our waterways clean.