Public education and outreach is the first minimum control measure (MCM) required by the EPA and Kentucky Division of Water. The City of Richmond distributes educational materials to the community and conducts public outreach activities to focus on the impacts from stormwater discharges to our local creeks and streams and what the public can do to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff.

Why is Public Education and Outreach beneficial?

The City of Richmond finds that public education and outreach is beneficial to gain greater citizen compliance and support. This can lead to a greater number of citizens who support and understand why it is necessary to protect our stormwater and better awareness of personal responsibility for our watershed’s wellbeing.

How does the City of Richmond meet these responsibilities?

The City of Richmond provides education in many ways. Pamphlets and brochures are available in many locations across the city. Also, we provide educational opportunities through the school system and public events. The City of Richmond has started the process of marking storm drains with our custom stencil to prevent potential illegal discharges to the system. Be on the lookout for one in you area! Request a storm drain marker be replaced by filling out the form below.

Would you like for a member of our staff to attend your event or would you like to schedule a speaking opportunity? Please fill out the information below and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

    Where can you find brochures about the Stormwater Program?

    Brochures about the Stormwater Program can be found at a variety of locations around the city. Select forms are located at the following locations:

    • Richmond Utilities – 300 Hallie Irvine St, Richmond, KY 40475
    • Richmond Parks & Recreation – 345 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475
    • Madison County Public Library, Richmond Location – 507 W Main St, Richmond, KY 40475
    • Richmond Tourism – 531 West Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475

    A complete set of brochures can be found:

    • Richmond City Hall, Basement – 239 W. Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475

    Do you want to get involved and help?

    Check out the organizations and information below.
    • Water Sense – Information on water conservation and how you can help, provided by the EPA.
    • Soak Up the Rain – Information on stormwater and how you can help, provided by the EPA.