Skip to main content

USING GIS TOOLS TO IMPLEMENT AN ILLICIT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION PROGRAM IN LIVONIA, MICHIGAN

Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

The City of Livonia, Michigan is using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to enhance the implementation of its illicit discharge elimination program. The illicit discharge elimination program currently underway within the City of Livonia is required by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Voluntary General Stormwater Permit (MIG610000), which was issued in 1997. This permit offers an innovative approach to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program by focusing on the concept of watershed management. In August 1999, the City of Livonia received coverage under the MDEQ Voluntary General Stormwater Permit in lieu of requirements of the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) Phase I stormwater program.

Within the City of Livonia, GIS has been used in direct support of General Stormwater Permit activities that focus on identifying illicit connections, points of infiltration and likely sources of future contamination to the storm sewer system. Activities currently underway include the mapping of the stormwater conveyance system, the location and mapping of storm sewer outfalls, and the location of on-site sewage disposal systems (OSDS). As a result of the GIS integration, record keeping is improved, problem areas are identified earlier, and joint efforts with surrounding communities and other agencies with storm drainage jurisdictions in Livonia are simplified. These GIS tools are also part of an overall municipal GIS program for improving the delivery of public works services to businesses and residents.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2000-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more