Keep It Clean Wabash Valley
Welcome to Terre Haute’s Stormwater Community Watch. A place where you can learn ways to reduce water pollutants as well as report issues you see within the valley.
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Stormwater Education

Learn ways that you can help keep our drainage systems clean and free of hazardous pollutants. By making responsible decisions, we can improve the water quality in our community!

What is MS4?

Discover how MS4 and publicly owned systems are different and what you can do to help keep our waterways, streams, and conveyances cleaner and safer for a better tomorrow!

How You Can Help

You now have the ability to report an issue in your community directly to us with ease! Simply download our app to use on the go, or use this website to report any issues you’ve discovered.

You can make a difference,
just like they did!

The City of Terre Haute was approached by a local group of talented kids asking, “How can we help?” When we told them about the problems we were having with drain systems in the valley, they took action and came back with a plan. This website and it’s companion app is the result of their ideas!

Our Six Control Measures

Municipalities are required to provide educational material about stormwater to four audiences (residents, industry, commercial, and construction). The purpose of the educational material is to provide the targeted audience information about stormwater and how their actions may impact it.

Public Education and Outreach

Municipalities are required to at least annually provide an opportunity for the public to participate in the development/implementation of their Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).

Public Participation and Involvement

Municipalities are required to find and eliminate sources of non-stormwater from their storm sewer system. The permit requires a proactive rather than a reactive approach. Municipalities are expected to systematically look in their system for non-stormwater sources and remove them. Part of this requirement includes development of system wide storm sewer system map.

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

Municipalities are required to have an ordinance from management of stormwater discharges from construction sites that disturb one or more acres of land. Their ordinance should include requirements for projects to implement sediment and erosion control practices as well as requirements for site plan review.

Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control

Municipalities are required to address stormwater runoff from new development and redevelopment that disturb one or more acres of land. The goal of this measure is to try to management stormwater where it falls and retain it on site. This control measure encourages the use of low impact design techniques and requires the retention or treatment of runoff on site using green infrastructure practices.

Post-Construction Stormwater Runoff Control

Municipalities are required to implement good housekeeping practices in municipal operations such as vehicle maintenance, open space, buildings and infrastructure. The permit requires at least annual street sweeping and optimization of catch basin cleaning. Development of pollution prevention plans are required at waste management facilities and maintenance garages not already regulated by another NPDES permit.

Municipal Operations Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

Public Education and Outreach

Public Participation and Involvement

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control

Post-Construction Stormwater Runoff Control

Municipal Operations Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

soap and detergents that run unfiltered into a stream can harm aquatic life

Soap Your Car

Not The Stream!

Help Identify Problems

Learn how to determine storm-drain issues in your area. Notifiy us if you see any of the following issues

Get The App

Help keep our drains clean by downloading our new app and reporting problems.

Stormwater Community Watch is managed by the City of Terre Haute. 

Contact Info:

3200 South State Rd 63, 
Terre Haute, IN 47802

(812) 244-5500