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 Mayor &
City Council



Oct 31, 2014 5:00 PM
Trick or Treat

Nov 03, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Nov 11, 2014
City Offices Closed - Veteran's Day

Nov 17, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Nov 27, 2014
City Offices Closed - Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2014
City Offices Closed - Thanksgiving

Dec 01, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Dec 15, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Dec 24, 2014
City Offices Closed - Christmas

Dec 25, 2014
City Offices Closed - Christmas


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Frequently Asked Questions
East Moline Stormwater Control Ordinance

Storm Water Control Ordinance Summary.pdf

Grading & Drainage Permit.pdf


National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II

The 1987 amendments to the Clean Water Act required the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to address storm water runoff in two phases.  Phase I of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program became effective in 1990.  Phase I of the NPDES Storm Water Program applied to large and medium MS4s and construction sites disturbing between 1 and 5 acres of land.  Phase II also expands the industrial "no exposure" exemption from Phase I.  The Illinois Environmental protection Agency (IEPA) is in charge of implementing both phases of the NPDES Storm Water Program.

As a small MS4, the City was required to comply with Phase II of the NPDES Storm Water Program by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) to IEPA by March 10, 2003.  The NOI serves as the application documentation for the NPDES Phase II Permit that applies to storm water discharges from storm sewers and drainage ways within the City's jurisdiction for a permit period of five (5) years.  The NOI outlined a plan if followed; outlined implementation for six minimum control measures with a target to improve storm water quality.  Those six minimum control measures are:

1.      Public Education and Outreach

2.      Public Participation and Involvement

3.      Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

4.      Construction Site Runoff Control

5.      Post-construction Runoff Control

6.      Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

In March 7, 2003, the City submitted their Notice of Intent (NOI) to IEPA.  It called for the City to implement sixteen (16) Best Management Practices (BMPs).  On September 21, 2004, the City received their General NPDES Permit (No. ILR40) This permit was issued based on the proposed City schedule in the NOI.  The reporting period of this permit is from March 1, 2003 to February 29, 2008.

The Phase II stormwater permit will, at a minimum require the City to develop, implement, and enforce a stormwater management program designed to reduce discharge of pollutants from the City municipal separate storm sewer system to the "maximum extent practicable" to protect water quality.


 Education Materials - Brochures, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Posters, Videos

Water Quality Consortium Lawn Poster 

Water Quality Consortium Pet Poster

East Moline, The Drain is Just for Rain  

Healthy Habits for Clean Water

10 Things You Can do to Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Before the Storm Video 


 Links of Interest

 GOVERNMENT WEBSITES (State/Local/Federal)


 Rock Island County Scott County Hazardous Waste


Illinois EPA  Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management


 EPA Stormwater Program  


American Water Resources Association     National Stormwater Best Management Practices Database


USGS Water Science for Schools                   Education Planet


 EPA for Kids  http://www.cleanwatercampaign.com/index.htm



The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation LGEAN - Local Government Environmental Assistance Network






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