About Our Stormwater & Wastewater Utility

The City of North Vernon Stormwater Utility was formed in 2008 by a resolution of the City of North Vernon City Council. The Utility was established after a planning process that included an advisory committee consisting of local professionals, residents, and city officials. Revenue collected by the Utility provides a stable and efficient funding source that enables the Utility’s full time staff to maintain and improve North Vernon’s stormwater infrastructure.

What is Stormwater?
Stormwater is the water that runs off impervious surfaces such as rooftops, paved and gravel roads, driveways, parking lots, and other hard surfaces after a rain storm. All properties with impervious surfaces generate stormwater runoff.

Stormwater can be seen flowing along the side of the road during rainstorms. This water flows in road side ditches, or is collected by the storm drains that are visible along the curb line of paved streets and parking lots. Storm drains are part of a drainage network consisting of underground pipes and concrete structures. The stormwater collected by the stormwater drainage system is discharged to streams, wetlands, or the Lake at stormwater outfalls (i.e. discharge points at the end of a pipe).

What is wastewater?
Wastewater is waste that leaves your home or business through your drains and is discharged to the wastewater system. Then it eventually leads to the the wastewater treatment plant and then receive full treatment and disinfection before it is discharged into the river.  For issues related to wastewater please visit our "Report an Concern" page. 

How can you help keep your drain clean?

  • Fight F.O.G.- Fats, oils and grease that are poured down any drain can build up and block your sewer at home or work, causing wastewater back ups in your system. All of the following should be thrown away instead of being poured down the drain:
Cooking Oil
Mayonnaise and Sauces
Salad Dressings

  • A Toilet is not a Trash Can- Be sure to never place any items in your toilet, even "flushable wipes" as they can block your drain and cause backups in homes and businesses. 

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Stormwater5 documents

  • Ordinance NO. 952 Fire ,Trash & Storm-water.pdf
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  • North Vernon Stormwater Master Plan PART 1.pdf
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  • North Vernon Stormwater Master Plan PART 2.pdf
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  • North Vernon Stormwater Policy Memo COMPLETE.pdf
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  • North Vernon SW Design Standards Revised 2019 04-16.pdf
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Wastewater5 documents

  • NORTH VERNON (city) WWTP IN0020451 FINAL MAJOR RENEWAL 2019 12F.pdf
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  • Amended Sewer Use Ordinance NO. 927 8-15-2019 Reduced.pdf
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  • Combined Sewer Overflow OP Plan.pdf
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  • 2nd Anended Ordinance 898 and 970.pdf
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