The City of Pickerington 2020 Pavement Maintenance project will begin this week. The work will begin with curb and gutter removal and replacement in the Pickerington Hills Subdivision starting this Wednesday, July 29. Markers to direct residents where not to park will be posted. Pavement repairs on Long Road will begin Thursday, July 30. Please drive with caution when in the vicinity of the construction workers.
In order to provide a safer condition for the traveling public, changes are coming to the intersection of Windmiller Drive and Diley Road.
The City of Pickerington will permanently prohibit left turns from Windmiller Drive onto northbound Diley Road, effective August 6, 2020. Northbound travelers on Diley Road will still be able to make a left turn onto Windmiller Drive from Diley Road. The construction work will occur at night.
***Updated July 7, 2020***
All playgrounds, basketball courts and the skate park are now open. The following events have been cancelled: Friday Night Flicks, Summer Concert Series, Youth Fishing Derby and Youth Adventure Challenge. The Pickerington Safety City program has also been cancelled.
The Pickerington Community Pool is now open daily. Day passes are available for purchase online each day beginning at 7:00am.
Storm water pollution is rapidly growing in importance as a national environmental issue. Storm water pollution is urban runoff water that has picked up pollutants as it flows through the storm drain system - a network of channels, gutters and pipes that collect runoff from city streets, neighborhoods, farms, construction sites and parking lots - and empties directly into local waterways.
Unlike sewage, which goes to treatment plants, urban runoff flows UNTREATED through the storm drain system. Anything thrown, swept or poured into the street, gutter of a catch basin can flow directly into our streams, lakes and rivers. Recent studies have found that urban storm water rivals and in some cases exceeds sewage plants and large factories as a source of damaging pollutants.
Ohio EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) General Permit and the Construction General Permit were created to preserve, protect, and improve the Nation's water resources from polluted storm water runoff. These regulations have evolved to require the control of pollutants from MS4s, construction sites, and industrial activities through a Storm Water Management Program. The overall goal of the Storm Water Management Program is to integrate appropriate storm water control activities into ongoing activities, thus making control of storm water pollution a part of the City's normal business practices. The City of Pickerington is a regulated MS4 community and is therefore required to develop, implement, and enforce a storm water management program designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants into our streams, rivers, and lakes to the "maximum extent practicable".
A public education program is one aspect of a Storm Water Management Program. Since our quality of life is greatly dependent upon the quality of our water supplies, prevention of water pollution through responsible storm water management is of critical importance. Please read the following guidelines for preventing water pollution:
The City has a Storm Water Protection Ordinance (Part Twelve, Title Six, Chapter 1258.22) which follows our Ohio EPA MS4 permit.