Video Library

Stormwater Pond Maintenance for Homeowners

This video 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 benefit from this information too.  Topics covered in the video 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. (2016)

Construction Best Management Practices

This video is the first in a series focusing on best management practices (BMPs) for active construction site for handling stormwater runoff, including erosion and sediment control. It covers the items needed to prepare a construction site for access and before the site grading begins. (2018)

For Elected Officials: Why is Stormwater Quality Important?

The Clean Water Act Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or “MS4” program requires regulated communities to implement an overall stormwater quality program. This video features experienced MS4 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. (2016)

Stormwater Quality: Inspection

This 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 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. (2105)

Blue is the New Green

This 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. (2015)

Concrete Washout Procedures for Contractors

This 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. (2013)

Other Helpful Videos

Storm Drain Marking 

Purdue University-West Lafayette EPICS students hold a storm drain marking event taught by employees at the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality.

Proper Refueling to Keep Our Waterways Clean

This 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 clean up and disposal methods are also outlined.