Storm Water Management
The City of Hobart is committed to managing a proactive storm water program which improves the quality of runoff entering from our storm water system to our streams, rivers, and lakes.
The City of Hobart Storm Water Program regulated by the Clean Water Act under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is administrated by IDEM, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Understanding the benefits of improving the quality of storm water runoff beyond the basic level of regulatory compliance the city has been a consistent leader in the implementation of its Storm Water Program under Phase II of the NPDES regulations, .
Importance of Proper Storm Water Management
Any time it rains, water falls onto many different surfaces then depending on the surface, it soaks into the ground or runs off to another location. For instance, if rain falls on a lawn a portion soaks into the ground. If it lands on a paved parking lot, it runs off the lot to another location. This water all eventually reaches the streams, rivers and lake we all use. Within the City of Hobart the Hobart Stormwater District is responsible for this water runoff regardless of its source.
Pollution & the Environment
Many people do not realize that this storm water washes down our lawns, drives and streets flowing directly to our ponds, creeks, rivers, and lakes. This storm water flow becomes polluted with eroded soils, automotive fluids, trash, and lawn chemicals. The pollution then effects our ability to use our water for drinking or recreational purposes as well as degrading fish and other aquatic habitats.
The only way to lessen this pollution is to reduce the amount of pollutants washed away by storm water. The goal of the Hobart Stormwater District is to provide effective technics to protect our water resources by controlling this runoff pollution.
To report a large spill or emergency situation please immediately contact the City of Hobart Fire and Police departments by dialing 911.
Storm Water Technical Standards
The City of Hobart Storm Water Technical Standards Manual provides guidance for design and construction for anyone creating a land disturbance within the City of Hobart, Indiana. The purpose of this Storm Water Technical Standards Manual is to establish design standards for storm water management within a single document that can be easily referenced and to ensure quality design in order to minimize the impacts of development projects on the City’s storm water facilities. Refer to City of Hobart Municipal Code: Chapter 152 for additional Storm Water Management requirements. The City of Hobart Storm Water Technical Standards Manual applies to new development or redevelopment activities within the City of Hobart. Those projects which cause a land disturbance of more than 1 acre or disturb less than 1 acre that is part of a larger common plan that will ultimately disturb more than 1 acre within the MS4 area shall acquire a storm water permit. City Storm Water Technical Standards Manual Apply to Public Property & Private Property. The Entire Set of the City Storm Water Technical Standards Manual shall be attached to the Construction Drawings and Shall Be Considered Part Thereto. Please click the link provided to view manual: Storm Water Technical Standards Manual