Education and Outreach Videos

These videos are 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. You can view these videos 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 an educational training or presentation on any of these topics please contact our educator at or call 765-213-6450.

* New- MS4 for Elected Officials: Why is Stormwater Quality Important for Your Community?

Video Description:

The Clean Water Act Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or “MS4” program requires regulated communities to implement an overall stormwater quality program. Completed in 2016, 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 experience 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

Video Description:

This 8-minute video completed in 2016 describes the steps to maintaining 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 a stormwater pond, the purpose of the pond, 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?”

Video Description:

Completed in 2015, 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

Video Description:

This 6-minute video is designed to highlight the proper techniques for refueling vehicles and portable containers while reducing the potential for fuel to reach the storm sewer. Proper cleanup and disposal methods are also outlined. In 2012, 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

Video Description:

In 2013, this 9-minute video was shot in Hamilton County with the participation of the Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association. The goal of this video was to add practices for properly managing concrete washout and concrete finishing discharges for end users. The video features updated BMPs including how to washout in smaller areas.

Blue is the New Green: Stormwater Do’s and Don’t’s

Video Description:

“Blue is the new Green” – completed in 2015, 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, in their yard, and when they are out and about. This training tool will assist with educating the general public so they can learn to do the right things to help protect our environment; especially focusing on ways to help keep our waterways clean. Since the green, environmental movement is very popular, the video’s title is a play on turning stormwater or “blue” into the next, new “green” movement!