This website has been authorized by the Palm Beach County MS4 NPDES (PBC NPDES) Steering Committee as a resource for all permittees within the county. It is intended that this site will provide the user with helpful information on understanding and complying with the requirements of the MS4 NPDES permit.
 
   
 

Permit Component - Structural Controls

Structural Controls and Stormwater Collection System Operation and maintenance is the first listed permit program requirement. The intent is for the Permittee to operate and maintain its MS4 in a manner that reduces the discharge of pollutants to the receiving water bodies.

The Cycle 4 permit annual reporting requires an annual accounting of all structural controls owned/maintained by the Permittee. It further specifies a schedule (in the table below) for the inspection and maintenance of each type of control.

For those interested, SAIC compiled a description of stormwater structural controls.

Structural Control Inspection Frequency
Dry/Wet Retention/Detention Systems Once every three years
Exfiltration Trench/French Drains
Grass Treatment Swales (Dry)
Underdrain Filter Systems 18 months
Pollution Control Boxes Quarterly, < or >
Pump Stations Semi-annually or >
Major Outfalls Annually, < or >
Pipes/Culverts, Ditches, Swales, Other Conveyances 10% annually
Inlets, Catch Basins, Grates

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