Municipal Good Housekeeping and Pollution Prevention Group

Temporary Chair
Lori Gates, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC
Email / 317-266-8000

About the Group

The purpose of the P2 & GH Group is to assist MS4s with implementing the P2 & GH program throughout the State of Indiana and includes:

  • Providing methods to assist with communication and cooperation between departments.
  • Clarifying requirements of the P2 & GH program.
  • Providing options for program implementation that considers cost, effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Describing and illustrating implementation methods of the P2 & GH program.
  • Determining MS4 concerns and needs for P2 & GH.

The GH & PP group is open to anyone. Meetings are typically held quarterly via conference call and in person at the INAFSM annual conference.  Please contact the group chair to be added to the mailing list for announcements.

Completed Projects

Contact the Chair if you have comments on these materials or a suggestion on an issue you would like the Group to address.

 Video Resources

Proper Refueling

P2 & GH Guidance Documents

  • Creating a Program Plan for Municipal Operations Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

This document is a Guide for developing or enhancing a P2 & GH Program for various sizes of Phase II MS4s. The Guide describes the program requirements and implementation options for Minimum Control Measure 6 of Rule 13.

Download Version: February 2016  Download the entire Guide.  To review specific sections, click on the section link below.

Cover photo of NPDES Guidance Booklet

      1. Guide Introduction
      2. Employee Training
      3. Stormwater Infrastructure
      4. Flood Management
      5. MS4 Facility Maintenance
      6. Vehicle Maintenance and Fueling
      7. Public Streets Operation and Maintenance
      8. Pesticide, Herbicide and Fertilizer Application and Management
      9. Spill Prevention, Response and Disposal
      10. Workgroup/Contributing Authors
      11. Resources
      12. Acronyms and Definitions
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Template

This document was developed to assist MS4s in implementing stormwater plans for municipal departments.  The plan is formatted so the coordinator can select the activities that occur at each site.

  • Management of Dumpsters and Trash Fact Sheet
The purpose of the Management of Dumpsters & Trash Fact Sheet is to provide information on the proper management, handling, and good housekeeping practices for trash bins, dumpsters, and roll-off containers. The Fact Sheet can be used by a MS4 for the education of residents, businesses, and industries. An editable Word document is available for adding your local MS4 or utility logo and contact information.
Downloadable Versions: July 2018 PDF (pdf version) or editable Microsoft Word (docx version)

  • Shop Posters for Municipal Activities

The purpose of the posters is to provide municipal employees continuous education by posting in an area frequently visited. These are formatted to print on 11x17 and are editable. The base of the slides can be changed through View>Slide Master. This is where an MS4 would add their logo and contact information. If the MS4 wishes to change pictures and text, those are editable in each slide. They would just have to format it to fit.

Download Versions: November 2018 PDF (pdf version) or editable PowerPoint (ppt version)

  • Help Sheets: Education and Outreach

The documents were developed to provide useful information that is ready to be tailored to a MS4 Community.

Download Version: March 2020 editable Microsoft Word template Stormwater Survey / Training Questions of Municipal Operations – example questions that can be used for a post-training quiz or surveying municipal employees on general stormwater knowledge.

Download Version: March 2020 editable Microsoft Word template Stormwater Survey Questions for Citizens – example questions that can be used to survey citizens on general stormwater knowledge.

P2 & GH Resources

P2 & GH Video Resources

Link to Guide