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  Stormwater Department 


The stormwater administration staff is responsible for administration of the Phase II National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program.  The staff inspects the drainage and erosion control on construction projects in Delaware County to ensure that surface waters are not contaminated by sediment and runoff from construction sites.  The drainage administrator coordinates waterway and stormwater permits for the construction activity done by other sections of the office, and also works closely with the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District on drainage projects such as ditch and farm tile construction.


For more information about Ohioís standards on Storm water quality please follow the following links:


Ohio Department of Natural Resources--Rainwater and Land Development Handbook

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency--Stormwater

Ohio Department of TransportatioN--Office of Environmental Services


For storm water quality concerns or inquiries please contact:


Brett Bergefurd

Deputy Drainage Administrator



Ditch and waterway maintenance:

The Delaware County Engineer works closely with the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District in the maintenance of ditches and waterways.  Not all waterways are publicly maintained, but certain ditches, swales, ponds and other water courses are maintained through the collection of annual assessments or fees.  This relieves the individual property owners of the burden of costly maintenance or repair when a farm tile breaks or a severe storm causes erosion that blocks an open water course.


For more information about ditch and waterway maintenance, click here for the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District web page. 


Drainage, Erosion and Sediment Control (DESC) Program:

The Delaware County Engineer's Office administers the County's Drainage, Erosion and Sediment Control (DESC) Program.  This program is designed to limit erosion and stormwater runoff from construction sites and keep Delaware County in compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II regulations.


The County Engineer's Office oversees construction activities through general permits and individual lot permits through the Delaware County DESC Program.  Click here for more information about the DESC Program.


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