Reporting a Storm Water Complaint or a Violation

Storm water run-off that is discharged from an active construction site or an industrial facility may be regulated by IDEM. Storm water permits issued by IDEM are specifically targeted to the quality of the storm water run-off. IDEM does not regulate or have authority to address complaints and issues that are associated with storm water quantity, including flooding, drainage, or excessive run-off. These issues are typically addressed through local ordinances and building codes and should be directed to a local municipal or county governmental entity.

Wetlands and Storm Water Section

Storm Water Program Staff

Contact the Office of Water Quality Storm Water Program:

Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Office of Water Quality, Surface Water, Operations & Enforcement Branch, Wetlands and Storm Water Section, Storm Water Program
100 North Senate Avenue Room 1255
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

The Storm Water Program is part of the Wetlands and Storm Water Section within the Office of Water Quality. Staff within these programs (Storm Water and Wetlands) administers their respective programs in relation to permitting, compliance, and outreach. However, as part of the Section, staff from both program areas coordinates on projects for which activities may be associated with either program.

Storm Water Specialists Regional Assignments

Permits: Construction Site Run-off and Industrial Storm Water

This position has primary responsibility for processing Notices of Intent and Notices of Termination, reviewing permit reports and monitoring data, and providing information to permittees and the public for the Construction Site Run-off (Rule 5) program and Industrial Storm Water (Rule 6) program. Other duties include, but are not limited to compliance, enforcement referrals, program development, and education.

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)

This position has primary responsibility for administration of the MS4 Program. Duties include MS4 Program development, MS4 audits, complaint investigation, MS4 facility inspection, compliance, enforcement referrals, and education.

Storm Water Specialists

These positions are assigned regional (multi-county) responsibilities to assess compliance with construction site run-off and industrial storm water permits. Duties include, but are not limited to plan review, site inspections, complaint investigation, MS4 audits, enforcement referrals, and education.